Friday, July 17, 2009

D.C. Open Government Coalition seeks members

The D.C. Open Government Coalition, a new organization in the city, is inviting individuals and organizations to join founding members of the Coalition.   Charter membership identifies members as a dedicated supporter of open government.   Further, these members will receive periodic updates about the status of open government in the District, invitations to Coalition events, and the opportunity to provide input that will help shape the Coalition's agenda.   There are other benefits.   For this info and/or to sign on as a founding member, contact executive director Melissa Davenport by July 31:   (202) 489-8576 or mdavenport [AT] dcogc [DOT] org.

The D.C. Open Government Coalition seeks to enhance the public’s access to government information and ensure the transparency of government operations of the District of Columbia and believes that transparency promotes civic engagement and is critical to responsive and accountable government.   More about their mission and some fab materials are on their Web site.