Code for America writes about the launch of its Engagement Commons civic engagement tool and how Jeff Friedman, the manager of civic innovation and participation for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter's office, will head its advisory board.
Jeff brings almost fifteen years experience driving innovative practices within the City of Philadelphia, and extensive expertise at the intersection of technology, civic engagement, and governance.
"This is an important project -- with budget cuts and tremendous challenges facing our cities, it’s more critical than ever that we communicate and connect with our citizens in an transparent way. And to do so, cities have to embrace new approaches to engagement," commented Jeff. "Engagement Commons has the potential to help make that happen, and the feedback from this advisory board will be instrumental in realizing that potential."
Original source: Code for America
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