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Ellory Monks

Co-Founder of @TheAtlas4Cities. Yes: infrastructure, cities, environment. Also: USMC, real food, women engineers, Rice University. No thanks: running.

Created: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Today we’re releasing a brand new version of The Atlas — one that creates a more customized experience for local government learning.

We envision a world where cities are safer, smarter and more sustainable…all because city officials have quick, easy access to the solutions and partners they need to solve their toughest problems.

This new version is an enormous step towards achieving that vision and creating a one-stop-shop for local government learning.

Before we share details about what’s new, it’s worth pointing out that this new version release is part of a tremendous period of growth for The Atlas community. Since December 2020 (when we joined the GovExec family), our online community has grown by 86%!

New Community Features to Accelerate Best Practices


Crowdsource Ideas on the New Discussion Forum

With a new discussion forum, local government officials and staff can easily ask questions, create posts and share resources, and filter to see only the conversation topics they care about.

Importantly, the new discussion forum includes the ability for local government officials & staff to set the visibility settings of their posts and be very prescriptive about who they are soliciting ideas and advice from.

Create a Post popup on The Atlas user interface. This allows members to post questions, crowdsource ideas or post an update to our online community of local government leaders.


Get Relevant Information Tailored to Your Interests

Local leaders can now follow topics like ‘Stormwater Management’, ‘Citizen Engagement’ and ‘Mobility + Access’ and receive relevant case studies, news articles and discussions from both The Atlas and Route Fifty delivered to their email inboxes – all in an easy-to-skim digest.

Interests you Follow popup allowing members to opt-in to topics that pertain to their interests and job areas of expertise.


Connect with Peers Across the Country

Local leaders can convene, learn and problem solve together in multiple new discussion and events formats, ranging from digital events and thought leader interviews to case study Q&As and virtual office hours.

Image of The Atlas member dashboard where you can see recently published case studies, posts from members and new member joins.


Get Curated Resources about Local Government Pain Points

Local government members can opt-in to curated newsletters about (1) Advances in Government Technology, (2) Water, Waste, Transport Infrastructure and (3) Resident Engagement & Inclusion. Every other month, The Atlas Community Team – led by Clarence Wittwer, our Director of Community and former Public Works Director of Pearland, TX – chooses a selection of the most valuable white papers, video presentations and training materials to promote local government learning.

Success subscription email from The Atlas's curated email topics. Every other month, members will receive an email with resources hand-picked by our team of local government experts.

It’s just the beginning…

These new features are just the beginning of a new phase of exciting growth for our online community for local government leaders.

There are so many exciting things planned for the rest of 2021 – new features, new non profit partnerships, and more! So if you don’t already have an account…there’s no time like the present! It’s free for local government officials and staff.

Together we’ll build better cities.

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