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Philadelphia vying for ‘City of the Year’ for open gov efforts in 2011 GovFresh Awards

The City of Philadelphia and its residents have been nominated in a variety of categories in the 2011 GovFresh Awards, organized by an two-year-old open government news site of the same name. As of publishing, Philadelphia is battling with New York City to be named City of the Year, and a variety of city organizations […]

The City of Philadelphia and its residents have been nominated in a variety of categories in the 2011 GovFresh Awards, organized by an two-year-old open government news site of the same name.

As of publishing, Philadelphia is battling with New York City to be named City of the Year, and a variety of city organizations and efforts are mentioned in nearly each of the 20 categories. Both Azavea and ElectNext are nominated in Best Civic Startup. OpenDataPhilly.org is mentioned in multiple categories, including the Best Open Data Platform and the Best Government/Citizen Collaboration.

With a quick email sign up, users are given 10 votes for each category, though they’re allowed just three votes for each option. Voting ends next week, when a judging component will begin.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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    [...] honors, offered by the three-year-old online news site, followed an outpouring of support in online voting and final decisions by a panel of judges. The City of Philadelphia, which had almost double the [...]

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