The team for our Evernote experiment includes the City Administrator, Community Development Director, City Planner and Community Development Coordinator. This seems like the logical department with which to begin our experiment. We have numerous planning efforts recently completed and coming forward – comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, riverfront and related improvements, economic development activities and a upcoming “dashboard” project that will provide visual dashboards for use by the public, departments, administration, and the Mayor and City Council. These metrics will provide visual snapshots of how each department is performing (budget and operational).
The Experiment: Evernote in City Government
I have been an Evernote user since 2008. My use has grown and developed over the years. In fact, it is an ever evolving tool that I have come to rely on both at home and at work. The latest chapter involves its expansion into the workplace through Evernote Business. I have tagged several key employees in our Community Development Office to work with me (City Administrator) to put this amazing tool to work at City Hall! Additionally, I would love to collect stories where Evernote has been successfully integrated into municipal workflows. Please send them my way! Here we go…