CityCamp Colorado 2011 Recap

| Blog, CityCamp | November 4th, 2011

What: CityCamp Colorado 2011 was an unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations. When: Friday, October 28, 2011 Where: Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility 100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 Hashtag: ccCO Organized by: OpenColorado — The 2nd annual CityCamp Colorado was held on October 28, 2011, with about sixty [...]

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CityCamp Colorado is Tomorrow, October 28, 2011

| CityCamp | October 27th, 2011

CityCamp Colorado is tomorrow!  Here are some final announcements for the camp: 1.  The events really get started tonight, with a happy hour / GovUp brought to you by DotGov and Govloop.  Please join us at the Hornet, 76 Broadway, Denver, at 7pm.  If you haven’t already, please RSVP at 2.  The camp will [...]

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Pre-CityCamp GovUp Happy Hour from DotGov and Govloop

| CityCamp | October 24th, 2011

DotGov and Govloop are hosting happy hour the night before the camp, Thursday, October 27, at 7pm, at the Hornet at 76 Broadway, Denver.  Please join us to get to know each other and start sharing some ideas before the camp. Please RSVP at We’ll have more updates over the next few days. The [...]

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How to Evangelize and Implement an Open Government Initiative

| Blog | October 20th, 2011

Here’s a presentation that Leslie Labrecque, from the City of Boulder, and I gave to a recent National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) webinar. It may not make complete sense without the accompanying commentary. If you’re interested and in Colorado, give us a call and we can come out and present to you. How to [...]

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CityCamp Colorado Special Guest Stephanie O’Malley

| CityCamp | October 9th, 2011

Long time community leader and Colorado native Stephanie O’Malley, Deputy Chief of Staff to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, will join us at CityCamp Colorado as our special guest on the morning of October 28th.  Ms. O’Malley grew up in Denver and attended East High School before attending Howard University where she graduated with honors while [...]

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CityCamp Colorado Special Guest Tom Downey

| CityCamp | October 9th, 2011

On October 28th, CityCamp Colorado will welcome current Director of Excise and Licensing for the city and county of Denver Tom Downey as our special guest.  Mr. Downey is a leader in the Denver community with an extensive history of serving the community.  Before joining Mayor Michael Hancock’s cabinet, Mr. Downey served as Director of [...]

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CityCamp Colorado 2011 Update

| Blog | October 3rd, 2011

We are less than a month away from the 2nd CityCamp Colorado and we have a few exciting updates to share about the camp: 1.  Stephanie O’Malley, Deputy Chief of Staff to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, and Tom Downey, Director of Excise and Licensing for the City and County of Denver will be speaking at the camp. 2.  We’ll [...]

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The Local Open Government Directive and Cook County, Illinois

| Blog | September 22nd, 2011

In December of 2010, I helped lead an effort to create model open government policies that any local government could adopt to institutionalize transparency, participation, and collaboration.  On January 24th, 2011, this effort resulted in the publication of the Model Local Open Government Directive.  The directive is designed to fill a need for open government [...]

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CityCamp Colorado Theme – Enhancing Government Access

| CityCamp | September 11th, 2011

The theme of this year’s CityCamp Colorado is “Enhancing Access to Government.”  However, CityCamp is the participants’ conference to plan.  You pick the actual topics and issues to discuss.  We want to hear your ideas, so we set up a UserVoice forum to submit topics and items to be discussed. We chose access to government [...]

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Model Open Government Directive

| Blog | February 13th, 2011

In December, Kevin Curry, Alissa Black, Scott Primeau, and I began working on a model open government directive while at Citycamp Colorado.  After a flurry of work over the last month, we, with the help of a few dozen additional open government advocates, are able to bring you the model directive for local government.  This [...]

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