GovDelivery Hosts Events in California and Colorado to Help Public Sector Organizations Better Serve Citizens

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SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector digital communications solutions, announced today the next stops on its national Digital Communications Tour, to help government agencies across the country transform digital communications in order to have true mission impact. GovDelivery and several public sector organizations will share best practices in maximizing direct connections with the public first in Oakland, California on Wednesday, April 3rd and then on Tuesday, April 9th in Denver, Colorado.

Open to all government employees and contractors, these complimentary events will review concrete steps public sector organizations can take to leverage digital communications to improve citizen engagement in a timely, cost-effective manner. At each event, attendees will hear from public sector experts, providing insightful perspectives and strategies on government communications, as well as from peers in government discussing their successful tactics and projects.

For the keynote address at both the Oakland and Denver events, GovDelivery will welcome Cecily Sommers, who was just featured in a conference, co-sponsored by the National Association of Government Communicators, titled Government Conferences: Now What? Succeeding in Challenging Economic and Regulatory Times. Ms. Sommers is a futurist, global trends analyst and author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next. As Founder and President of non-profit think tank, The Push Institute, Ms. Sommers will share her perspective on emerging technologies, markets and significant global trends and their implications for government employees over the next 5 – 50 years.

"Government organizations are transforming the way they use communications to impact mission goals by making more direct connections with the public," said Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder of GovDelivery. "This tour is designed take the digital communications success stories and best practices of the more than 550 public sector organizations we serve worldwide and bring them directly to the professionals tasked with making this transformation. We're excited to add Cecily to this leg of the tour. Her view into the future provides a truly unique picture of the opportunities and challenges ahead for government organizations."

Oakland, CA event details:

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Location: Marriott Oakland City Center,1001 Broadway, Oakland

Speakers: Cecily Sommers, Founder and President, The Push Institute; Nicole Neditch, Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland; Errol Schmall, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Ace Train; Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder, GovDelivery; Jennifer Kaplan, Product Marketing Manager, GovDelivery

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PT

Cost: Complimentary for government employees and contractors


Denver, CO event details:

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Location: Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St, Denver

Speakers: Cecily Sommers, Founder and President, The Push Institute; Richard Coolidge, Communications Director, Colorado Secretary of State; Jennifer Kaplan, Product Marketing Manager, GovDelivery

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. MT

Cost: Complimentary for government employees and contractors


Following these events, GovDelivery will host free events in Washington D.C., Indiana, Texas and Michigan. To learn more about these events and to register, please visit

About GovDelivery

GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps more than 550 government organizations transform their communications by maximizing direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. Clients, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit

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