July 23

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CARES Act funding has started flowing to state and local governments, and municipalities are working out how best to leverage this funding to address a wide range of needs. The Center for Digital Government recently conducted a survey of government technology leaders to better understand their technology priorities and planned use of CARES Act funding to support those priorities.

Join us July 23 at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET to hear the results of that study, what it revealed about which CARES Act funds government leaders intend to use for technology initiatives, and the hurdles they face in procuring technology with those funds.

We’ll also discuss:

- How the emergency nature of CARES Act and additional stimulus funding is forcing government leaders to make decisions about how to allocate these funds quickly

- How funds are being distributed across states, strategies for accessing funding opportunities, and examples of governments transforming service delivery in the wake of COVID-19


Sherrie Johnson

Sherrie Johnson

Director of Communication for Prince William County, Woodbridge, Virginia

Sherrie Johnson is the Director of Communication for Prince William County Government in Woodbridge, Virginia. Sherrie supervises a team of ten people and also manages all of the communication, including the cable channel, newsletters, press releases, website and social media accounts for the county.
Before Sherrie came to Prince William County Government, she worked in Stafford County Public Schools in Stafford, Virginia as the Director of Strategic Communication and Community Engagement. She also worked in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland as the Public Information Officer and Harford County Government as a Press Secretary for the County Executive.
Sherrie is also an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with 20 years of experience in the reporting field. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majored in Journalism and Mass Communication. Sherrie received her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Communication and is currently a doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership.

Joe Morris

Joe Morris — Moderator

Vice President of Research, e.Republic

Joe Morris is vice president of Research and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.