New York City was honored as the ‘City of the Year’ in our 2011 GovFresh Awards. We asked NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne to summarize the work done in 2011, what made it happen, and share what’s to come in 2012.

Fresh off off getting recognized as the 2011 GovFresh Awards ‘Citizen of the Year,’ we asked Adriel Hampton to share more about his work and what drives him.

Fresh off off getting recognized as ‘Public Servant of the Year’ in our 2011 GovFresh Awards, we asked the City of Austin’s Matthew Esquibel, Programmer Analyst Supervisor for Internet/Intranet Web Design in the Office of Communications & Technology Management, to share more about his work.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 GovFresh Awards. Thank you also to our judges and partners. This was an incredible experience for us to be part of.

Last week, thousands of votes were cast across every category in the 2011 GovFresh Awards. Our judges are now reviewing and selecting their picks and winners will be announced on Monday, December 19.

The 2011 GovFresh Awards are going strong, but entries and voting in the apps categories could use a lot more love.

Every day, tech-minded citizens across the country are doing good by their communities, literally geeking out about how they can help re-define the relationship government has with its citizens, using technology as a democratic tool to empower both.