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Last December, approximately 50 people came together to improve local government in Colorado at CityCamp Colorado. It is time to come together again and bring new people into the discussion at CityCamp Colorado 2011.
CityCamp Colorado 2011 aims to bring together people like yourself to share ideas around this years theme, “Enhancing Access to Government.” On Friday, October 28, 2011, the 2nd Annual CityCamp Colorado unconference will be held at the Jefferson County Administrative building (a.k.a. The Taj Mahal).
Why do we want to enhance access to our government? The Internet, social media, smartphones, and many other tools hold the promise of improving government. To do this, government and citizens alike need to take advantage of these tools to realize that promise. And in order to meet that promise, we must determine:
- How do we improve access to services?
- How do we make our information easier to find?
- How do we create meaningful citizen engagement?
Two special guests from the City and County of Denver will help to start off CityCamp Colorado on the right foot:
1) Stephanie O’Malley, Deputy Chief of Staff to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock,
2) Tom Downey, Director of Excise and Licensing for the City and County of Denver
CityCamp Colorado Ignite will kick things off--an hour of Ignite shows will inspire different ideas for the day. Check out last year’s CityCamp Colorado Ignite presentations to see what inspired us to do this again. http://www.youtube.com/user/opencolorado.
The idea generation is really about what attendees want to talk about. We’ve already started to generate ideas on our forum to spark interest for attendees. . After all, this event is about goals and ideas for our participants.
We hope that the second CityCamp Colorado will be as productive as the first camp--generating lots of good ideas and the creation and publication of Model Local Open Government Directive.This is a document designed to help local governments move open government forward. Some governments, like Cook County, Illinois, have already used the directive to create open government plans.
Of course, the camp would not be possible without our sponsors Red Hat/Opensource.com, Tropo, BillTrack 50/LegiNation, CornerAlliance, DotGov/Youtown, and SeeClickFix.
CityCamp Colorado is organized byOpen Colorado with support of volunteers throughout the Front Range cities ofArvada, Boulder, Castle Rock, and Denver and Jefferson County.
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