Less than a year into its existence, Steve Ressler’s GovLoop has blasted past the 10,000 member mark, uniting federal, state and local government employees across the nation and the world.
I run out of fingers counting the great ways that GovLoop has helped my career since I joined up last summer just before the 1,000 mark. So I wanted to ask, how has GovLoop helped you?
GovLoop has cut through traditional barriers between agencies, career and political employees, civil servants and contractors, and has fostered incredibly valuable cross-agency collaboration. For example, my agency, the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, was able to borrow lessons learned by Massachusetts to quickly launch an official Twitter presence. I have also been able to meet and speak with other local, state and federal officials to discuss best practices in social media outreach and internal policymaking.
Ressler, who co-hosts Gov 2.0 Radio with me, created this network using Ning and literally his own pocket money. It is a great and powerful testimony to the amazing productivity unleashed through new zero-cost communications and a progressive outlook towards government reform.
I want to personally thank Steve for his leadership, and ask again, how has GovLoop helped you?