IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2001

Governing Magazine Convenes Strategic Technology Conference for Local and State Officials

Governing Magazine's MANAGING TECHNOLOGY 2001 Conference, scheduled for June 6 - June 8 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Philadelphia Marriott, will attract a broad spectrum of senior government officials representing the legislative and executive branches of the nation's cities, states, and counties. The conference will address strategic organizational and policy topics as diverse as "Protecting Privacy in an Open Society," "The Competitive Imperative for e-Government," and "The Legislator's Role in Managing Technology." This unique interactive forum engages participants in brainstorming issues of technology management across functional boundaries.

"Technology is a powerful tool to transform government," says Editor & Publisher Peter Harkness, "In fact, it offers leaders the opportunity to completely remake their organizations, developing new patterns of communication, cooperation and creative thinking within and between governments

The United States Conference of Mayors is an official co-sponsor of MANAGING TECHNOLOGY 2001. Other sponsors include the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of State Budget Officers, the National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices, the Council of State Governments, the National Association of State Chief Administrators, the National Association of State Procurement Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities and NASIRE - representing the Chief Information Officers of the states.

Municipal Officials including elected executives, cabinet officers, CIOs, agency heads, department directors interested in technology management issues, and city leadership teams are encouraged to participate.

To register or for additional information visit Governing Magazine online at www.governing.com or contact the Conference Department by phone at (781) 729-8611, by fax: (781) 729-8677, or by e-mail at ConfDepart@aol.com.

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