Program Overview

The Peer Network is where local government innovators connect to share resources and best practices, and collaborate on common problems. Through regular trainings, discussions, and events civic innovators are empowered to be more effective leaders working together to build a 21st century government from within the walls of city hall.

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Are you a forward-thinking public servant? Join our community of local government innovators for access to free, actionable content tailored to support your work in civic innovation. Benefits include:

  • Access to a network of 200+ individuals doing innovative work within government
  • Written content and online trainings that range from general interest to in-depth case studies of innovation practice and skill sharing
  • Collaborations on open Data Formats to get the most of your open data.

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Featured Members

  • Becki Ames

    Outgoing Chief of Staff, Long Beach Calif.

    Becki (@beckiames) began her career with work on numerous state and national political campaigns before spending nearly a decade as a staffer in the California Legislature. Becki served as the Chief of Staff for Mayor Bob Foster for the past eight years. She is a mom, avid Boston sports fan, intrepid gardener & is launching a strategic consulting firm this fall.


  • Joy Bonaguro

    Chief Data Officer, City of San Francisco Cafli.

    Joy Bonaguro works at the nexus of public policy, analysis, and technology – from open government, health IT, and transportation to cyber security and privacy. She was recently appointed the Chief Data Officer for the City of San Francisco.


  • Lance Ahern

    Chief Information Officer, City of Anchorage

    Lance Ahern has spent 30 years as a professional technologist, Now as Anchorage's Chief Information Officer he is a fervent supporter of the local technology and startup communities.


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