Sooner the better: Gov 2.0a brings open government to Oklahoma

Oklahoma City will play host to the Gov 2.0a Conference, May 6-7. Participating Oklahoma public officials include Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins, CIO Alex Pettit, State Representatives Ryan Kiesel and Jason Murphey, OK.Gov manager Mark Mitchell and Oklahoma City Creative Director Zach Nash. City of Manor, TX, CIO Dustin Haisler will also present, as will other industry-related executives.

Themes include:

  • Technology in Government and Education
  • Advancing Public Access in Oklahoma
  • OK.Gov
  • Engaging Citizens in Government Initiatives
  • Media’s Role in Gov 2.0

State Representative Jason Murphey is working on open government legislation in Oklahoma and had this to say about the event:

“This is huge for us. I don’t think there are very many state and local policy makers who realize all of the exciting possibilities of gov20 reforms. It is events like this that elevate the issue and help pave the way for policy success. I really believe this will lead to any number of Oklahoma government entities starting to think about implementing these policies inside of their own governance structures.”

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