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September 25, 2015

Local Government Strategies for Digital Government - Technology Planning

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Noon - 1p.m

 Presented By: Dr. Jon Gant, Professor and Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Graduate School of Library and Information Science

All governments face growth in demand for services while confronting a strained economy, coupled with the belief that it is appropriate to explore new opportunities where technology innovation is essential.
As such, any governmental entity’s Information Technology (IT) capabilities must be contemporary, flexible, scalable, secure, and environmentally conscious with the ability to respond to new goals and dynamically changing service and operational requirements by various agencies.
This seminar is part of the Illinois Digital Innovation Leadership Program and is funded through the Office of the Provost and College of ACES Illinois Extension and Outreach Initiative.


 Sustainable Living Expo
  Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. 
This all day, outdoor event features informative presentations, demonstrations, and exhibits on topics related to local foods, conservation, and energy.  Bring the whole family to enjoy the local artisan's tent, visit with vendors, stop in at the kids activity area, and have lunch in the food court. 

Good Choices.  Smart Living.  Sensible Solutions in Local Foods, Conservation, and Energy.

ADMISSION IS FREE and open to the public!

For more information or to become a sponsor or vendor, visit 

For questions that can't be answered from the website, please contact Teresa Steckler or call 618-695-4917

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the event.

Locating Private Foundation Money
The Central Illinois Nonprofit Resource Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield is offering a FREE community workshop on locating private foundation money and using Center resources on October 27, 2015 (Tuesday), from 10 a.m. until noon at  Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield (Room BRK 141-B). The workshop will include demonstration of the specialized database, Foundation Directory Online Professional; what to consider when seeking private foundation monies; interpreting information about a foundation and its funding areas; locating the Foundation Center’s online tutorials and webstreams; using CINRC reference materials to supplement your grant search; and tips about proposal writing and communicating with foundations. For further information call 217-206-6605 or email  Registration is required.

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