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Informing Policy Decisions Through Opinion Research

Opinion research is a powerful tool often overlooked outside of elections. Learn how opinion research can help form policy decisions in this short podcast featuring Adam Probolsky, an opinion researcher who has worked with local governments across the nation.

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This discussion with Ronald Olson was taken from our show Local Government Insights: Modernizing Government Leadership. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you don’t use Apple Podcasts or Spotify, you can find every episode here.

Case Study: Protecting California’s Largest Recreation District

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District provides recreation services for over 300,000 residents across six jurisdictions near San Francisco, CA. It encompasses a 104 square-mile area, includes over 20 miles of hiking, and even the state’s oldest Japanese garden. Recently, it realized its IT system was woefully inadequate.

After an extensive search, The Park District chose Avenu to help solve its IT challenges. The decision was driven by Avenu’s tremendous amount of experience with municipal clients, and the need for a partner that could take a comprehensive view of the IT environment.

The initial wave of the partnership included updating all the employee’s computers and software. Through a collaborative approach, the relationship has grown to include replacing the entire network across twenty-two different buildings.

The Park District’s James Wheeler summarizes his experience with Avenu in this way: “I think the beauty of working with Avenu is that if I have a concern, I can express it. Avenu is very professional and very responsive. Our board is very happy with what they’ve been doing, and our employees appreciate that they have up-to-date equipment. It makes them feel valued. The Avenu employees we’ve had onsite are really great people to work with who are very smart and passionate about what they do. They care about our agency. They seem to genuinely care about protecting us, making sure we are getting the best deals on computer equipment, and doing everything the right way.”

Learn how a partnership with Avenu can modernize your IT infrastructure and help protect your jurisdiction from cybercrime.

Hayward Area Recreation & Park District, CA

 

How To Manage A City

Managing a city is filled with complexities regardless of its size…unless you get tips from an expert. This episode features Ronald Olson who shares some of his key takeaways that have helped him successfully be a City Manager for 35 years in over 7 cities of varying sizes, including Corpus Christi, Texas.

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This discussion with Ronald Olson was taken from our show Local Government Insights: Modernizing Government Leadership. If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check us out on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

If you don’t use Apple Podcasts or Spotify, you can find every episode here.