25 must-follow #gov20 heroes on Twitter

Public servants and engaged citizens are bridging social media and government to build a more open and transparent democracy. Here are 25 #gov20 heroes to follow on Twitter (alpha by Twittername):


@adrielhampton: Government of the people, by the people, for the people | private eye, public servant, blogger, Chickasaw, dad, progressive Democrat | @gov20radio | @govwiki.



@AndrewPWilson: Member of HHS social media team.


@bevusa: Public Servant. New Media @ The White House.


@caseycoleman: Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration.


@cdorobek: Federal News Radio 1500 AM anchor.


@cheeky_geeky: Scientist, advisor, writer for O’Reilly Radar, Federal Computer Week, True/Slant and Examiner.com on government, politics, science, technology, and pop culture.


@craignewmark: customer service rep & founder for craigslist.


@dominiccampbell: FutureGovConsultancy.com / EnabledbyDesign.org / AccessCity.co.uk / TweetyHall.co.uk.


@dslunceford: 20-year media and PR pro focusing on Government; TiVo, Home Theater & general gadget fanatic. Creator of http://GovTwit.com.


@EllnMllr: Co-Founder and ED of Sunlight Foundation. Also founder of Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign. Money, power, influence and transparency expert.


@govloop: Social Network Connecting Gov’t Community, Gov 2.0, OpenGov, Gen Y.


@govtwit: The world’s largest Governent Twitter Directory. Managed by Deloitte’s Steve Lunceford – @dslunceford.


@gwynnek: Curious, irreverent geekette, working at intersection of Tech and People, loves her maddenboyz, now in dot-gov.


@immunity: Director of Enterprise 2.0, Navstar Inc. (I talk about Government 2.0 too, supporting the US Fed Gov since 1994 ). Random Blogger of Life.


@jgilliam: Created act.ly, WhiteHouse2.org, and NationBuilder.com.


@krazykriz: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Food, Fun and Fortune (in order of importance).


@levyj413: EPA Web Manager, Gov’t 2.0er, Federal Web Managers Council, Social Media Subcouncil Co-Chair.


@lewisshepherd: CTO of Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments.


@marydavie: Career Fed, Native Northern Virginian, VA Tech Hokie, Personal Mission to improve Gov Acquisition, Interested in Web2.0 and Gov2.0.


@mlsif: Editor, Writer, Strategist, Agitator. Co-founder Personal Democracy Forum; advisor to Sunlight Foundation.


@nickcharney: A Public Servant who runs a VERY unofficial blog on public service renewal in Canada (eh); ps I lub social media.


@mixtmedia: Catalyzing collaboration for government, industry and individuals; mom; life is as you define it.


@ScottHorvath: Web developer and podcaster. Interests in Government and social media, the power of many, converting tech-challenged to tech-hopefuls.


@sradick: Social Media Lead at Booz Allen Hamilton.


@timoreilly: Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.


About Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh and a strategy consultant for CivicActions and NuCivic. He can be reached at luke@govfresh.com. Other projects: GovPress, CityCamp, CivicMakers and Agile Government Leadership.

16 Responses

  1. I can’t believe you don’t have @carlmalamud on this list. He is THE pioneer in US government transparency. He put the SEC online (from the outside) in 1993, and is still fighting the good fight at http://public.resource.org.

    And you’ve also left of the other pioneer, Tom Steinberg and the folks at http://mysociety.com, creators of theyworkforyou.com, fixmystreet.com, and other pioneering Gov2.0 applications in the UK. They tweet under the moniker @mysociety.

  2. Thanks for including me. :) I’m delighted to see that I know most of these folks and have heard of most of the others, but I still picked up a couple new people to follow.

  3. How about the NY State Senate CIO @NYSenateCIO? His team has created the most advanced legislative website, made the argument for the NY Senate to be the first state legislature to adopt creative commons and they have unprecedented open.nysenate.gov where their code is placed into the public domain.

  4. I will back 100% Tim on having Tom Steinberg and mysociety up here

    They are leading the pack at least in Europe…

    We at best try to copy the best practice he establishes … And he is even helping us do that too !

    I would also recommend you have a look beyond the US … loads of things happening out there !

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