Civic Organization of the Year - 2013 GovFresh Awards

Submit your nominations and vote for the organization that best fostered civic collaboration, innovation and inspiration in 2013. If your organization has already been nominated, add additional info/links for judges to consider. Judges will use this information as the basis for their votes. Deadlines and judging details: awards.govfresh.com

  1. Civic Service

    Civic Service hosts a range of events just for New York City's civil servants to inspire them to create positive change in local government. Our events include lectures from public sector innovators, workshops in service design, and chances to share projects with the civic innovation community. Civic Service is by civil servants, for civil servants and is a program from the DESIS Lab at Parsons The New School for Design.

    145 votes
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  2. DATA (Uruguay)

    DATA promotes human development through the creation, use and innovation on Open Data based technology to improve our societies and governments. Our mission is to create tools to act in a collective, participative and collaborative manner, supported by the community through technology and the use of public information. DATA promotes participation, contributing to easier and richer community decision-making processes, as well as generating new spaces for public debate and civic innovation.

    134 votes
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  3. Code for Philly

    Code for Philly is an open group of citizens, working to harness the power of technology to modernize citizenship in Philadelphia.

    102 votes
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  4. Smart Chicago Collaborative

    The Smart Chicago Collaborative is a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology. We focus on access to the internet, skills for those using the internet, and data & applications that can make lives better for all who use the internet. We do this work to apply the transformative power of technology to solve problems for the people of Chicago.

    55 votes
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  5. #SocialBOS

    Boston’s multichannel, multimedia social media team meets constituents where they are: through everyday engagement, #SocialBOS improves daily quality of life while increasing emergency preparedness. In 2013, Boston launched a new social media policy and leveraged strong internal coordination to create a silo-breaking network of social communicators more responsive, accessible and far-reaching than ever. Through the #SocialBOS team, coordinated through the Department of Innovation & Technology with points across all departments, social media provided innovative solutions and two-way communication through several major crises. Via the #SpotHoles campaign, Public Works filled 2000+ potholes at a 333% increase in citizen-reported potholes than the…

    30 votes
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  6. Alliance for Innovation

    The Alliance for Innovation (AFI) is an international network of progressive governments and partners committed to transforming local government by accelerating the development and dissemination of innovations.

    The AFI has catalyzed the adoption of numerous Gov 2.0 services by governments; and accordingly, the organization has also supported many entrepreneurs and startups.

    18 votes
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  7. BetaNYC

    Since 2009, BetaNYC has worked with elected officials to engage NYC’s technology community. They have helped pass transformative open government legislation, and have supported NYC’s civic oriented startups. In 2013, BetaNYC became the largest municipal civic hacker community in North America and with their "People's Roadmap to a Digital New York City" is building a bridge between two Mayoral administrations.

    17 votes
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  8. The Better Block

    Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time. This site is dedicated to providing news, information, and utilities to help cities develop their own Better Block projects and to create a resource for best practices.

    3 votes
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Civic Organization of the Year - 2013 GovFresh Awards

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