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Nov. 25, 2015 7:03 am

‘We must build a more responsive city’: Wilmington Councilman Darius Brown

The self-titled Wilmington "Tech Councilman" highlighted three initiatives he's helped introduce to make the City of Wilmington more responsive. He was speaking at a Delaware Innovation Week event.
Wilmington city Councilman Darius Brown speaks at Delaware Innovation Week.

Wilmington city Councilman Darius Brown speaks at Delaware Innovation Week.

(Photo by Mona Parikh)

Darius Brown isn’t shy. That’s not unusual for a politician. But what’s telling is the title he is least shy about claiming.

He wants to be Wilmington’s “Tech Councilman,” a self-anointed title he’s making a case for. To an audience of 70 technologists at last week’s Delaware Innovation Week Dev Talks, Brown highlighted the open government initiatives for Wilmington city that he’s been a part of. With a genuine smile and enthusiasm, he waved his hands and talked about three initiatives that were listed on a slide presentation adorned with his own headshot.

“We must build a more responsive city,” said the Eastside resident.

Those initiatives were the following:

A culture of greater transparency with the help of open data must come next, said Brown, but that’s being led by others, like Wilmington city Office of Economic Development Director Jeff Flynn.

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“We all have to contribute,” Brown, 34, said. If he wants to be Wilmington’s Tech Councilman, like the city’s tech community itself, he’ll have much more work to do.

See his slides below.

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