It’s Time to Change the Game

Alliance for Innovation unveils organization and brand transformation.

ARTICLE | Oct 21, 2019
by Michael Wilkes, AFI Board Chair & Joel Carnes, AFI President & CEO
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Since 1979, Alliance for Innovation has been transforming communities by guiding over 1,000 local governments in North America through their individual innovation journeys. AFI has always aimed for achieving excellence in local government, which also means holding ourselves to the highest standards. 

Over the past few years, we’ve been taking a hard look at how we approach innovation and the services we provide to our members. Our conclusion: it was time to do some transforming of our own. And now we’re ready to reveal the transformation and take the next steps in our collective movement. 

We’re here to truly change local government into agile, inclusive, transparent, data-driven organizations. We’re a real-time/real-world, open-source lab for the development and deployment of the best practices, technologies, and tools for local government. Collectively we form a united network, working together to learn, grow, and ultimately better serve the public.

We’re excited to unveil our transformation with not just a new commitment to you, but a new look to support it. Our brand focuses on being brave, creative and ambitious as we continue to form a network of the best of the best in local government. With bold colors and a modern logo, our goal is to stand out and make an impact. 

But not everything’s changing. We’re still committed to taking a personalized approach to your innovation success by building an internal program and connecting you to the right partners. The Alliance staff you’ve gotten to know and trust are still here to help you through your innovation journey - including hosting the 26th Annual Transforming Local Government (TLG) conference May 5-8, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.

Thriving communities don’t just happen – they arise at the intentional intersection of inspiration and perspiration. Working across boundaries, we believe the best local governments cultivate trust and strengthen the relationships that serve as the cornerstones for success. Through Alliance for Innovation, we foster cooperation within our organizations, collaboration with our neighbors, partnerships across sectors, and strong relationships with all stakeholders.  

Our Members embrace change, enjoy continuous learning, and value peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. We look forward to continuing to serve this profession we love so much, and to assist you in your personal and collective Innovation Journeys!

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