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 collaboratively empower both.
So much is happening in the civic technology community – website redesigns, new websites, open data initiatives, apps, camps, developer contests, hackathons and more – it’s hard to get a perspective on or truly appreciate the collective work of these dot-dogooders both inside and outside government.
That’s why we created the 2011 GovFresh Awards.
It’s time to recognize and honor all that’s been accomplished this year.
It’s time to say thank you.
Here are the categories. Start entering and start voting.
- City of the Year
- Public Servant of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
- App of the Year
- Best Government/Citizen Collaboration
- Best Use of Open Source
- Best Open and Participatory Budgeting Initiative
- Best Open Government Policy
- Best Open Data Platform
- Best Civic Hackathon
- Best Civic Start-up
- Best Use of Social Media
- Best Use of Social Media for Emergency Management
- Best Transit App
- Best 311 App
- Best Emergency Management App
- Best Social Services App