This evening saw the LGC100 list announced and I am very proud and also nicely surprised to be included and in particularly in making the top 50.
This is a huge nod to the achievements and recognition of the work of the people around me at the council as much as it is for me. This is also a huge nod to the group of volunteers who work in and around LocalGov Digital.
The LGC 100 list looks ahead to who the panel of judges believe will exercise most influence in 2015. According to the LGC website the judges were instructed to consider who will have the greatest influence, rather than who they would like to see holding power. Phew as I’m unlikely to be anywhere near the top 100,000 if it were about power 🙂
The bio about me was nice and I didn’t even have anything to do with it, it said:
In an environment where more and more councils aim to bring about “channel shift” in order to give the public better access to services and cut staffing costs, his work could be significant over the next few years.
One judge said: “Carl is a driving force behind the digital reinvention of local government. He is also an active online social media promoter of local government.”
To say I’m proud is an understatement, it is a great achievement and I only hope I can live up to the expectation and promise over the next 12 months. I certainly have clear aspirations to do exactly that. 🙂