Tech and Local Government – A Mayor’s Perspective
A Conversation with Mayor Jake Woodford, City of Appleton, WI.
Mayor Woodford succeeded a retiring mayor who had the position for some 24 years. Mayor Woodford took office just as the pandemic was taking off leaving no time to enjoy the traditional “honeymoon” period that most newly elected leaders enjoy. He wasted no time in summoning the forces he could control and pivoted to a hybrid work environment. Most importantly he recognized at once the importance of technology and is a firm believer in investing in it. This interview will leave many saying, “why can’t my mayor think and act like that!”.