The Urban Robotics Foundation Helps Municipalities Prepare for the Arrival of Sidewalk Robots

There are 89,000 local governments in the United States, 88,000 in the EU, and another 3,600 in Canada. Over the next two or three years, many hundreds of these cities, towns, boroughs, and villages will be faced with the question of regulating sidewalk robots that deliver, sweep, pick litter, plow snow, provide surveillance, and dozens … Read more

National Non-Profit Utility Services Organization Hometown Connections Announces Interim President

Hometown Connections, Inc. (HCI), a national, non-profit utility services firm specializing in community-owned utilities, has announced the appointment of Marc Gerken as the interim president of the organization. Gerken will fill the seat vacated by Tim Blodgett who will be leaving the HCI at the end of 2021 after 23 years. Gerken joined the HCI team … Read more

GovQA Applauds Unsung Heroes During Public Service Recognition Week (May 2-8)

GovQA, the largest provider of cloud-based SaaS automated workflow solutions for government compliance, applauds police and fire departments, city and township halls, county and state offices and military and other facilities during Public Service Recognition Week (May 2-8)—especially the unsung heroes who keep us informed in uncertain times. The president and Congress designated the first … Read more

City of Aurora Implements GovQA Technology to Improve Efficiency of Public Records Request Process

The City of Aurora and the Aurora Police Department are making it easier for residents to request and receive public records available through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), thanks to technology modernization. The City went live with GovQA software on March 1 to more efficiently process and manage requests from citizens and the media … Read more

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to Deliver Virtual Keynote Speech at Tamarac’s Black History Month Celebration

As part of a series of Black History Month events celebrating Black culture and history, the City of Tamarac is proud to share a live, virtual presentation by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a renowned African American scholar, journalist and activist at its February 26 Black History Month Celebration. Hill will deliver a keynote address virtually, while … Read more

Study Finds DC Small Landlords Devastated by COVID-19

The Small Multifamily Owners Association will hold a rally and press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 11 a.m., in front of DC Superior Court, located at 500 Indiana Avenue, NW. SMOA, a trade group representing D.C. landlords, is holding the event to demand that the DC Council give housing providers access to the … Read more