Nole Walkingshaw is Brigade Captain for Open Salt Lake as well as the Manager for Institutional Engagement, Community and Economic Development, for the City of Salt Lake.
A new report by the IBM Center for The Business of Government titled, Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services, defines four key roles members of the community can play in conjunction with their government.
- As explorers,citizens can identify/discover and define emerging and existing problems.
- As ideators, citizens can conceptualize novel solutions to well-defined problems.
- As designers, citizens can design and/or develop implementable solutions to well-defined problems.
- As diffusers, citizens can directly support or facilitate the adoption and diffusion of public service innovations and solutions among well-defined target populations.
So, what kind of “Civic Innovator” are you? Check out the report and comment here.