(Photo by Flickr user ThatMakesThree, used under a Creative Commons license)
In the pursuit of a more transparent government, it’s important to appreciate allies on the inside.
That’s why D.C.’s OpenGov Foundation wants to “recognize some of the Members [of Congress] and staffers who have toiled in the trenches to deliver more efficient, effective and open congressional information.”
The Foundation will be doing so by presenting the inaugural Door Stop Awards for Transparency — awards meant to highlight work done quietly and out of the public eye (perhaps) that nonetheless had an important impact on government openness.
The OpenGov Foundation told Technical.ly in an email that it plans to make the awards an annual event. This year, the initiative is supported by organizations like Google, Yelp, the Sunlight Foundation, Govtrack.us and many more.
“The Door Stop Award winners didn’t just open government to the public once,” the event page declares, “they placed ‘door stops’ ensuring that government never again closes to the American people.”
And who are these key allies, you ask? All will be revealed at an awards ceremony on April 12 at the CTA Innovation House on Capitol Hill. Stay tuned.
— OpenGov Foundation (@FoundOpenGov) April 4, 2016
Meet the winners of DC’s 2019 Technical.ly Awards
The 2019 NVTC Tech 100 recognizes top companies in the region
SEED SPOT was recognized as a top incubator by UBI Global
How this software engineer’s career change has helped her make change in the world
Save the date: The Technical.ly Awards 2019 are coming to Mindspace DC on Wednesday, Dec. 18
Here’s who won at the 5th annual DC Timmy Awards
Hi, Taye Diggs: Here’s who won at the inaugural .ORG Impact Awards Gala
Introducing ‘Off the Sidelines,’ a new podcast series about startup investing
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc