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Pitches for Government Efficiency

Posted Monday, July 27, 2009

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Pitches for Government Efficiency What's the best way to make local governments in NE Ohio more efficient and collaborative? Why by holding a contest with a cash prize, of course. Nothing like a little incentive to bring out the best ideas. At least that's the thinking of the regional grantmaking organization. The Fund for our Economic Future is about to give away some $300,000 to the three best proposals as determined by popular vote. Hear from the finalists and hear our a panel of judges pick them apart. Monday at nine on the Sound of Ideas.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - News, Government/Politics


Hannah Belsito, Program Director, Cleveland Bridge Builders
George Nemeth, Social Media Strategist, Optiem & Chief Blogging Officer, Brewed Fresh Daily
Donna Skoda, Director of Planning & Policy, Summit County Combined General Health District
Mike Sciortino, Auditor, Mahoning County
Bill Bragg, Information Technology Manager, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office
Jon Ritchie, Superintendent, Rittman & Orrville Schools
Eric Norenberg, City Manager, City of Oberlin
Fred Guerra, Planning Director, City of Cuyahoga Falls
Daniel Mamula, Manager, Mahoning River Corridor Initiative
Deborah Sutherland, Mayor, Bay Village
Malia Watkins, Community Relations Planner, Stark County Regional Planning Commission

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EfficientGovNow: check out all the proposals and place your vote

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Bill Bragg 10:22 AM 7/27/09

Thank you for the opportunity to present our proposal. (Ashland County Combined Dispatch Upgrade) As you could probably tell, I do not do a lot of public speaking. So I hope I didn’t um you to death. Still, I appreciate your efforts to get the word out on this very worthwile service that the folks at are providing and we are glad to be a part of it.

Dan Moulthrop 11:06 AM 7/27/09

Bill--you did great and did not “um” us to death. Thanks so much to you and the other finalists for your time and for going along with our three-minute rule. It was great to have you on the program!


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