Gov 2.0 Hero Day

Group hug and Gov 2.0 Hero Day

I heart Gov 2.0 HeroesThank you to everyone who took the time to participate in Gov 2.0 Hero Day. I hope you got as much inspiration and enthusiasm as I did, watching so many people get excited about acknowledging the work of others.

Special thanks to Brian Ahier (@ahier) for podcasting an interview about GovFresh and Gov 2.0 Hero Day on O’Reilly’s Radar, Chris Dorobek (@cdorobek) for having me on the show, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark (@craignewmark) for promoting via his blog.

Some great Gov 2.0 Hero posts:

Plenty of wonderful tweets can be found at the following hashtags:

Andrew Wilson’s (@AndrewPWilson) sentiments really resonate and inspire me to work harder and make GovFresh better:

Honored, humbled & inspired to work harder from all the #gov20heroday mentions today – many, many others deserve spotlight on their work

And Scott Horvath (@scotthorvath) gives us a parting thought for next year:

Next year for #gov20heroday…let’s have a BBQ in D.C. and bands!

Second that. Someone reserve the Mall.

Thanks again everyone.

Gov 2.0 guide to Gov 2.0 Hero Day

I heart Gov 2.0 HeroesGov 2.0 Hero Day is held annually on June 15 to celebrate citizens inside and outside government who go above and beyond the call of duty and creatively leverage technology to build a more open, transparent and collaborative democracy. These dedicated citizens are commonly referred to as Gov 2.0 Heroes.

Discussing Gov 2.0 Hero Day on Federal News Radio with Chris Dorobek:

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Celebrate

  • Share your Gov 2.0 Hero stories, videos, photos, links on the Gov 2.0 Hero Day Facebook Page.
  • Write a blog post (‘My Gov 2.0 Heroes’) or feature your heroes, why they inspire you, what others should know about their work and how you can help them.
  • Tweet your Gov 2.0 Heroes on Twitter with the hashtag #gov20heroday.
  • Get creative!

Gov 2.0 Hero Day: Feature your heroes on GovFresh

I heart Gov 2.0 HeroesNOTE: Please send before June 13, 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Gov 2.0 Hero Day is fast approaching, and we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to show the love here on GovFresh. On June 15, we’ll post your heroes to help you show your appreciation for the great work they’re doing. Here’s how to submit your Gov 2.0 Heroes to GovFresh.

Send an email to hero@govfresh.com with:

  • Your name, organization, title, Twitter link
  • Photo of your hero(es)
  • Link to their Twitter page(s)
  • Brief description of why they’re your hero(es)

Other ideas to help you celebrate Gov 2.0 Hero Day and how you can honor your own on June 15:

  • Write a blog post (“My Gov 2.0 Heroes”) or vlog featuring your heroes, why they inspire you, what others should know about their work and how you can help them.
  • Tweet your Gov 2.0 Hero on Twitter with the hashtag #gov20heroday
  • Get creative. Buy them a beer, wine, flowers, dinner, take them to the spa, clean their house.

Look forward to your submissions!

Celebrate Gov 2.0 Hero Day June 15!

i heart Gov 2.0 HeroesOn a whim, right after GovFresh launched, I started the Gov 2.0 Hero feature to recognize citizens doing great work inside and outside of government. It’s been inspiring to watch, not only shining the spotlight on people who don’t get a lot of recognition or publicity about the work they’re doing, but also seeing the community cheer them on once they’re featured.

To celebrate the valiant efforts of Gov 2.0 Heroes everywhere, we’re proclaiming June 15 Gov 2.0 Hero Day. While this may sound silly, it’s an opportunity for the Gov 2.0/open government community to share who inspires them and who’s doing great work (besides, everyone has a sensitive side and showing appreciation never hurt anybody).

Ideas to help you celebrate Gov 2.0 Hero Day and how you can honor your own Gov 2.0 Heroes:

  • Write a blog post (“My Gov 2.0 Heroes”) or vlog featuring your heroes, why they inspire you, what others should know about their work and how you can help them.
  • Tweet your Gov 2.0 Hero on Twitter with the hashtag #gov20heroday
  • Get creative. Buy them a beer, wine, flowers, dinner, take them to the spa, clean their house, sponsor them.

Show others you appreciate the work they’re doing. As the open government movement evolves, let’s work together to bring fresh faces into the community and share our appreciation for those inspiring us to work harder to build a better government.

How are you going to celebrate Gov 2.0 Hero Day?