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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.

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.


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