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Is Your Governing Board Stifling Innovation?
12 Tips to Promote Smart Risks


In our disruptive environments, innovation is an imperative for local agencies. Communities are confronted with economic distress, demographic and social shifts, and opportunities posed by new technologies.

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Thank you Dr. Frank Benest

Frank Benest, Ph.D., is former chief executive for the City of Palo Alto. He currently serves as the senior advisor to the International City/County Management Association for Next Generation Initiatives and can be reached at

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