15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

January 22, 2014

Image  The Sacramento Community Celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner on Saturday, January 11. With more than 400 people in attendance, this year’s dinner celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech”.

e.Republic has been a major supporter of the dinner for over ten years, from sponsorships and event production to design of the 20 page program for each of the dinners. 

Honorary co-chair, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and dinner co-chairs, Dr. Dorothy Enomoto and retired U.S. Marshal, Jerry Enomoto were in attendance.  The Enomotos created the dinner 15 years ago in honor of Dr. King who was a classmate of Dr. Dorothy Enomoto.

Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University provided the keynote address.  Dr. Carson was selected by Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of her late husband and has devoted his professional life to the study of Dr. King and the movements he inspired.

Presiding Justice of the 3rd Court of Appeal, Vance W. Raye received the Robert T. Matsui Community Award for his many civic contributions.

The evening featured live re-enactments by President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, an interview with an individual who attended the March on Washington and culminated with the reenactment of Dr. King delivering the “I Have a Dream” speech.


GOVERNING staff help Habitat for Humanity D.C.

November 10, 2013


On a cold, 30 degree Saturday, GOVERNING staff spent the day volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity, Washington, D.C. build site.  The crew, composed of GOVERNING’s publisher and editorial, marketing and sales staff, worked on three of six residences, helping erect scaffolding, painting, applying siding and other jobs to ready the homes for families, three of which will go to military families.

GOVERNING is a division of e.Republic, based in Folsom, CA.  Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is now bi-coastal, with staff on the East and West coasts working to to help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes for deserving families.

e.Republic’s Emergency Management Magazine presents Humanitarian Award

October 13, 2013


e.Republic's Executive Vice President and Emergency Management magazine Publisher present Boston EMS Chief James Hooley with the Humanitarian award.

e.Republic’s Executive Vice President and Emergency Management magazine Publisher present Boston EMS Chief James Hooley with the Humanitarian award.

At the Boston Emergency Management Summit, EM Publisher, Marty Pastula and e.Republic Executive Vice President, Cathilea Robinett, presented the National  Emergency Management Humanitarian Award to the city of Boston’s EMS department for its role in response to the Boston Marathon bombings.  EMS Chief James Hooley accepted the award on behalf of the EMT’s and Paramedics of Boston EMS for exceptional triage, treatment, transportation and compassion to patients.  Because of its frequent disaster preparedness training and exercises, as well as mutual aid partnerships every person transported to a hospital survived.  

Chief Hooley provided those in attendance at the Summit a firsthand account of the response and how Boston EMS and volunteer citizens managed the event with coordinated proficiency.

Last year’s recipient of the Humanitarian award was the University of Denver Hospital Medical staff for their response to the mass shooting incident in Aurora.   

e.Republic staff do Habitat for Humanity Like Pros

September 10, 2013
e.Republic staff volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Sacramento

e.Republic staff volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Sacramento

On Saturday, September 7, volunteers from e.Republic spent the day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, getting a home ready for renovation.  The volunteers tore down the entire inside of the house, doing it as true professionals even though most had little prior experience at it.

The team arrived at 7:30 am and worked until the late afternoon, tearing out the four bedroom, three bathroom home of everything in it, including the entire kitchen, bathrooms, linoleum floors, sheetrock, plumbing, and light fixtures. Everything was gutted.  The home is now ready for its complete renovation and landscaping, being transformed into a new “green” home for a deserving Habitat family.

The group of “weekend warriors” are very much appreciated and thanked for their work and dedication to doing a great job.

Our staff are simply the best, whether in their work here at e.Republic or as volunteers for deserving community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.

e.Republic has an ongoing partnership with Habitat and continues to support the organization locally and will soon expand its help to the Washington, DC area where our GOVERNING office is located.  A build day is scheduled for October with GOVERNING staff ready for their Habitat Day as well.

For more photos of the day visit e.Republic on Flickr

The Center for Digital Government Presents the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards to U.S. Government Websites

September 4, 2013

BOW+awarde.Republic’s Center for Digital Government today announced the winners of the 2013 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards.

In its 18th year, the annual Best of the Web (BOW) awards recognize city, county and state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance.  This year’s first-place BOW winners are Tennessee, Austin, Texas, and Alameda County, Calif.

The Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA), which highlight outstanding agency and department websites and applications, presented 57 awards in 10 categories this year. View the complete list BOW finalists and DGAA awardees.

“As technology continues to evolve, governments are finding innovative ways of utilizing new technologies to transform operations and engage with citizens,” said Todd Sander, executive director of the Center for Digital Government. “This year’s winners have demonstrated the ability to adapt to the changing technology landscape, while creating first-class public and business services. Congratulations to this year’s winners for their remarkable achievements!”

State Portal Category:

1st  Tennessee

2nd Utah

3rd  California

4th  South Carolina

5th  Maine

County Portal Category:

1st  County of Alameda, Calif.

2nd County of Maui, Hawaii

3rd County of Orange, Calif.

4th County of Sacramento, Calif.

5th Stearns County, Minn.

City Portal Category:

1st  Austin, Texas

2nd Riverside, Calif.

3rd Raleigh, N.C.

4th Tampa, Fla.

5th Denver, Colo.

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. The Center is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. Find e.Republic on You Tube.

Public-Sector IT Leaders Honored for Innovation and Service at Government Technology Conference

August 22, 2013

CDG11 logo RGB_4x4e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government honored public-sector leaders and agencies for their work in information technology (IT) at the 2013 Best of California awards ceremony held during Government Technology Conference (GTC) West.

The Best of California awards program recognizes public-sector professionals and local government organizations for their dedication and contributions to IT in California. Winners are selected by a panel of judges based on a number of criteria, including collaboration among agencies, innovative use of technology, economic benefits, and improving services and business processes.

“The awards reflect the leadership, innovation and vision behind these public servants’ accomplishments,” said Todd Sander, Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government. “The Center acknowledges their perseverance and hard work in delivering services that improve government efficiencies and boost citizen engagement via technology. We are delighted to honor and celebrate their success.”

During GTC West’s Executive Reception, the State of California presented Martin N. Hoshino, undersecretary for the California Department of Corrections, the Vision and Innovation Award for his leadership and dedication to serving the citizens of California.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.

Best of California Awards:

Demonstrated Leadership in Management of Information Technology

  • Chris Cruz, Deputy Director/CIO, California Department of Health Care Services

Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management

  • Linda Fredericksen, Field Operations Division Chief Disability Insurance Branch, CA Employment Development Department

Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs

  • San Diego County Child Support Legal Paperless System
  • Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS), Calif. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Best Application Serving the Public

  • Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System (VPASS), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Automated Multiple Choice Knowledge Testing System, California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Online Voter Registration (COVR), Secretary of State

Best IT Collaboration among Organizations

  • Financial Institution Record Match Project (FIRM), California FTB, BOE, and EDD
  • Response Information Management System (RIMS) Replacement System, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Best In-House Developed Application

  • State of California GeoPortal, California Department of Technology
  • Web-based Known Person Finder (WebKPF), Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Best Mobile/Wireless Project

  • Ask Elk Grove, Mobile Application and CRM, City of Elk Grove
  • California Health Care Report Card, California Department of Health Care Services
  • San Diego County SD Emergency Mobile App, County of San Diego Public Safety Group

The Green IT Award

  • STAR – Incentivizing Excellence in Smog Check Inspections, Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency

Additionally, 46 Outstanding IT Service and Support Awards were presented to those dedicated to California Public Service.

About the Center for Digital Government

The Center for Digital Government is a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.
The Center for Digital Government is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public-sector innovation. Find e.Republic on You Tube.

Industry Insider

June 24, 2013

We’re now blogging about state and local government and education market news and intelligence at our “Industry Insider” blog. Visit http://smart.erepublic.com/ for market news on the following topics:

  • Policy & issues
  • Technology
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  • Research
  • Market briefing webinars and reports
  • Inside e.Republic press

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