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OpenColorado goes to the White House

| Blog | Sep. 22, 2012

On September 25th, OpenColorado director and founder Michele Hovet will be honored for her innovative leadership in the City of Arvada as a White House Champion for Change. Joining her in D.C. are OpenColorado President and founder Brian Gryth and former President and founder Sean Hudson. Michele’s forward thinking leadership style and openness to different [...]

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CityCamp Colorado Special Guest Stephanie O’Malley

| CityCamp | Oct. 9, 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 | Oct. 9, 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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The Local Open Government Directive and Cook County, Illinois

| Blog | Sep. 22, 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 | Sep. 11, 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 | Feb. 13, 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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Pre-Camp Happy Hour!!!

| CityCamp | Nov. 18, 2010

It is official we have teamed up with our friends at Code for America to host a happy hour on December 3, 2010 from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Hornet. Come join us on the 3rd for some per-camp fun. Alissa Black and CfA want to meet with CityCampers, city officials and civic-minded citizens to discuss [...]

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