As part of a Startup in Residence Program, Clark County has asked interested vendors and organizations to submit proposals as part of a civic challenge that furnish:
- A comprehensive, effective, and robust solution to provide emergency alerting to County personnel via message scrolling across laptop or desktop screens as well as mobility solutions such as phones or tablets, and
- A toolkit of solutions to enable County employees to work safely and efficiently while working remotely.
“We are excited to partner with City Innovate’s Startup in Residence program (STIR), which allows us to collaborate with emerging technology companies,” said Clark County Chief Information Officer Nadia Hansen. “We are looking forward to developing solutions to address the most pressing challenges of our time.”
“We are thrilled to support Clark County’s efforts to explore the future of remote work for government,” said Katy Podbielski, STIR Customer Success Manager at City Innovate. “What’s particularly great about these opportunities is that the County is seeking one specific solution for the emergency alert challenge, and an open call for all types of remote-work tools. The County is collecting applications through an online form. This approach makes it easier for small business vendors to propose their ideas and solutions; and at the same time, enables the County’s IT department to learn what kinds of solutions are out there.”
Interested vendors and organizations can learn more about the projects and submit proposals online. Applications are due Sept. 4. Information about the emergency alerting challenge may be found at https://www.cityinnovate.com/challenge/emergency-notification-system-for-county-staff. Information about the remote work proposal may be found at https://www.cityinnovate.com/challenge/remote-work-toolkit-for-county-employees
Since 2014, nearly 80 businesses from around the world have provided technology solutions to cities, counties, states, MPOs, and transit agencies including San Francisco, Long Beach, Syracuse, Kansas City, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and San Jose.
Examples of previous projects include streamlining the foster care application process, homeless health services, creating volunteer engagement processes, and developing tools to prepare for emergency response. All STIR projects aim to provide improved tools and services to constituents, or provide government staff with tools so they can provide better service to constituents.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.