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About the Alliance for Innovation

discover why "82% of alliance members are above the average rate in their adoption of innovative practices, and over half are in the very high category."

dr. james h. svara, Former Director, center of urban innovation, arizona state university, in a study of the scope and dynamics of innovation in city government

About Us:

The Alliance for Innovation is inspiring innovation to advance communities with the help of our partners Arizona State University and the International City/County Management Association. 

Our Commitment:

Guided by research and real-world experience, the Alliance impacts organizations and communities, changing the way local government performs. We are accessible and valuable to all levels of an organization.

Our Values:

Premier Resource for Emerging Practices:

The Alliance tests new ideas and processes in local government and delivers actionable knowledge about critical industry topics. Research, publications, and learning opportunities provide a link to innovative ideas and practices.

Building Cultures of Innovation:

Leading-edge conferences such as BIG Ideas and Transforming Local Government challenge conventional thinking and inspire change. The Innovation Academy and the Ambassador Program bring transformational resources to your fingertips.

Connecting Thought Leaders:

Our members represent a wide variety of communities, positions, and perspectives with the common vision of fostering innovation in local government. The Alliance is your platform to connect with local government entrepreneurs.

JOIN US by contacting or 888.496.0944.

Connect with your Regional Director to schedule an on-site visit to learn more about the many benefits of Alliance membership.

Meet the Alliance for Innovation Board of Directors