Monthly Archives: December 2011

Strong Philadelphia Showing At GovFresh Awards

Out of 16 categories, Philadelphia projects won or were runner up nine times in the 2011 GovFresh awards.  It is fantastic to be a part of rethinking and acting upon new thoughts that bring people together for true citizen benefit.

·         City of the Year: New York City / Runners-up (tie): ChicagoPhiladelphia

·         Public Servant of the Year: Matthew Esquibel (Austin, TX) / Runner-up: Mackenzie Kelly (Austin, TX)

·         Citizen of the Year: Adriel Hampton

·         App of the Year: (Tie) CitySourcedSeeClickFix

·         Best Government/Citizen Collaboration: OpenDataPhilly / Runner-up: City of Austin, TX

·         Best Use of Open Source: Chicago Lobbyists / Runner-up: DistrictBuilder

·         Best Open and Participatory Budgeting Initiative: Norfolk, VA / Runner-up: 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting (Chicago)

·         Best Open Government Policy: Open Government Initiative

·         Best Open Data Platform: OpenDataPhilly / Runner-up: NYC OpenData

·         Best Civic Hackathon: Hack4Reno / Runner-up: Education Hack Day (Baltimore)

·         Best Civic Start-up: CitySourced / Runner-up: ElectNext

·         Best Use of Social Media: New York City / Runner-up (tie): Williamson County, TXPhiladelphia

·         Best Use of Social Media for Emergency Management: Williamson County, TX / Runner-up: New York City

·         Best Transit App: ReRoute.it / Runner-up: Septa.mobi

·         Best Emergency Management App: CiviGuard – Irene App / Runner-up: NYC Readiness Challenge

·         Best Social Services App: Sheltr