My Gov 2.0 Hero: Phil Tate

Phil Tate

Manor, Texas has received lots of recognition for the innovative technologies that have come out of it, but many people don’t know all the individuals that are responsible. My role as Assistant City Manager and CIO is to steer the development of emerging technologies in Manor, but the real hero is our City Manager, Phil Tate.

Phil is a Gov 2.0 Hero because he chooses to say “yes” to new emerging technologies that allow us to be more efficient and transparent. It would be so easy for a city manager to say “no” to new ideas and concepts, but Manor has been fortunate to have such a progressive leader with the drive to serve citizens and instill government accountability.

About Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler is Director of Government Innovation at Spigit. He can be reached at or on Twitter at @dustinhaisler.

2 Responses

  1. Phil Tate is a great example of the kind of transformation-embracing leaders who will keep America strong for the next generation. It was an honor to meet him recently in San Francisco and to hear about Manor’s transformation from a cotton town to a global municipal tech innovations leader.

  2. A nice gesture from Dustin! It doesn’t take long to tell that Phil is about as genuine and authentic as people get. We need more progressive leadership like that – permissive, transformative and transparent. Keep up the good work both of you, CiviGuard is proud to be working with you!


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