Friday, October 4, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Montclair, NJ

Did you know that AI today can give us a window into residents’ real opinions, wants and needs?

GoWProNJ are excited to announce that our next business meeting will feature innovative AI Analytics Platform Zen City!

It’s time to step beyond the “same ten people” that are attending town hall meetings and look to other channels to better source feedback and engage with your residents. How does one aggregate the immense amount of digital resident feedback out there today and utilize it well?

Noa Zeldin, Head of Business Development @ Zencity will join us remotely from their headquarters in Tel Aviv and there will be an opportunity for Q&A with her after her live talk.  This special presentation will only be available to those who attend in person.

ZenCity is an AI-based solution for local government that helps cities to better understand their silent majority by analyzing residents’ feedback. An experienced business executive, Noa leads the charge in building ZenCity’s early adopters community by assisting cities across the globe in making data-driven decisions through artificial intelligence (AI).

Please join us! Hosting this month will be Montclair Township.

Networking, coffee and donuts, and a brief business meeting.

PRESENTATION: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

NETWORKING LUNCH: A local restaurant (TBD, at own cost, optional): 12 Noon

Township of Montclair
205 Claremont Dr.
Montclair, NJ 07042

No admission charge or membership fees (still!). Donations to cover food costs gratefully accepted.

RSVP Requested: via email to

Co-President Tamara Garaffa may be reached at (908) 359-8211 ext. 207 with questions. Or just join us!

Note: For those who cannot attend in person, we have decided to add a Zoom invitation to view the presentation remotely at 10:30 AM:

Friday, June 14, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Asbury Park, NJ

Join us for an Introduction to Google Analytics.

Looking to start understanding how your site’s users? Analytics are a great way to get quantitative data on who is coming to your website. Thor Carlson of Sussex County will take us through an introduction of the world’s most popular analytics tool. Learn about how GA works, metrics to look out for, and current trends.

View the slidedeck

Asbury Park City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Asbury Park NJ 07712
2nd Floor – City Manager’s Conference Room

Parking is available in the municipal lot, which is free from 9am to 5pm. If that lot is full, use the on-street paid parking around the complex.

Friday, March 15, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Princeton, NJ

Join us as we talk about Tools for Mass Communication.

How do we reach out to our constituents? What tools are available, and what are their benefits and pitfalls? Join us for a roundtable discussion about all things mass communication – text messages, social media, newsletters, and their management. Bring your experiences and your questions!

400 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08540

We will meet in the Community Room. Parking is available on site.

Friday, October 26, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Morristown, NJ

Join us for a rousing discussion on one of these two topics, voted on by our members:

  • Top Tasks on Local Government Websites

    We all know website data can be powerful in terms of learning what citizens want from a digital government experience. Martin Lind of Granicus GovAccess (formerly Vision) will delve into the analytics of nearly 100 government websites for cues into how to create a service-centric website.

    Join us as he dives into findings from our recent analysis and offer actionable recommendations for Creating a Service-Centric Website. You’ll learn:

    – Top reasons people visit local government websites
    – Why it’s important to take a task-based approach to website design
    – Examples of service-centric city and county websites
    – Analysis of top tasks by desktop, tablet and mobile

  • Effectively Communicating Your Culture on Your Website

    Whether you know it or not, your agency’s website is the most visible manifestation of your brand. Largely gone are the days when people interacted with you face-to-face to pay bills, get permits, or obtain a copy of their marriage license. With more and more being done online, your customers’ (and potential customers) primary opinion of your agency is determined by your website. Martin Lind of Granicus GovAccess (formerly Vision) will delve into the nuts and bolts of what makes or breaks your brand. You’ll leave this session with ideas on how you can turn this trend to your advantage and improve your brand among your customers.

Join us at the Second Floor Conference Room, 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown, NJ 07960. Parking is available in the public parking garage attached to this building. Thank you to Morris County for hosting!

RSVP and vote for your favorite topic!

Friday, August 17, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Montgomery Township, NJ

“Who’s Your Vendor?”

Local governments throughout New Jersey use vendors to help us manage our digital presences online. Do you use a vendor for your forms, your calendars, or even your entire website, and wish to share your experience? Or are you interested in learning about what options are out there? We will discuss all of this at our next GoWProNJ meeting!

Join us at the Township of Montgomery Municipal Building, 2261 Rt. 206, Belle Meade, NJ 08502 for this rousing discussion!

Send us an e-mail to RSVP.

Friday, April 6, 2018

9:00 a.m . – 5:00 p.m.
Whippany, NJ

Vision Internet  — a leading developer of government websites — will have instructors at the Morris County Free Library in Whippany, NJ on Friday, April 6 to teach two classes:

  • Content Strategy Best Practices class will be held in the morning
  • Web Accessibility Standards and Practices class in the afternoon.
  • These are extremely important topics for anyone involved with government websites!

Typically Vision Internet charges for the training ($10,000), but has offered it for free for both non-members and members of the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW). NO, THIS WILL NOT BE A PROMOTION FOR THEIR SERVICES.

They’ll provide us with lunch as well!

Vision Internet provided the same training courses in December for the NAGW Midwest Region in Ankeny, IA — the training received rave reviews from attendees.

Please let me know if you will be attending on April 6 by RSVPing to Space is limited and is on a first-come-first served basis.

WHAT: “Content Strategy Best Practices” and “Web Accessibility Standards and Practices” training sessions.

WHEN: Friday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (we could start later but these are the hours the room is booked for)

WHERE: Morris County Free Library, 30 Hanover Ave, Whippany, NJ 07981


Join us!