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Granicus Annual Summit Highlights Government Resilience and Innovation

Cities, agencies and Granicus executives discuss the key challenges and opportunities of 2020

Denver, CO.–October 6, 2020–Today, Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services, is hosting the Granicus Annual Summit 2020. The virtual event convenes government officials, Granicus executives, and experts from organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Census to exchange insights on how governments have overcome tremendous challenges in 2020 to pave a new, better path forward.

To meet a heightened demand for information and services this year, governments were forced to rethink how they engage with constituents. The Summit will highlight the cities and organizations that successfully adapted to changing needs and conditions by accelerating their digitization efforts. Further, it will explore how agencies can build upon these learnings and advancements to create more effective, responsive government organizations.

“2020 has delivered unprecedented challenges to government officials, but has also provided tremendous opportunity for government innovators to break old technology models to rapidly address urgent social issues,” says Mark Hynes, CEO of Granicus. “And now that agencies have seen what’s possible with more modern, cloud-based technology solutions, there’s no going back. At this year’s Summit, we’ll hear from resilient public sector organizations that have risen to the occasion and discuss how they’ve leveraged the urgency of today’s environment to rethink how a modern government should operate.”

The event includes four main tracks: Communications Spotlight, Compliance Spotlight, Meeting Spotlight and Digital Government Spotlight. The twelve sessions will explore everything from moving interactive city council meetings online, to driving revenue through short-term rental compliance.

In addition to a host of Granicus executives, featured guests at this year’s Summit include:

  • Bonnie St. John, Paralympic Ski Medalist & Bestselling Author
  • Andrew Virden, Minnesota Census
  • Brenda Long, City of Olathe, KS
  • Christina Archuleta, Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • Doug Bear, Kitsap County, WA
  • Echa Schneider, City of Berkeley, CA
  • Jen Guillen, Hallandale Beach, FL
  • Jim Frank, Berkeley, CA
  • Kay O’Flaherty  from Wrexham, U.K.
  • Linda Nemeroff, AC Transit
  • Lucinda Williams, Fullerton, CA
  • Marni Lemons, Indiana FSSA
  • Rhonda Coxon, Snowmass Village, CO
  • Sarah Swenson, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Stephanie Kelly, Charlotte, NC

The event will be held from 1:00 – 5:00pm ET on the sixth. For more information about the Summit, and to register for the event, visit: https://granicus.com/summit20/.


About Granicus

Granicus connects governments with the people they serve by providing the first and only civic engagement platform for the public sector. Nearly 4,500 federal, state and local government agencies and more than 200 million citizen subscribers power an unmatched Subscriber Network that turns government missions into quantifiable results. With comprehensive cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, meeting and agenda management software, records management, and digital services, Granicus empowers stronger relationships between government and citizens.


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