GovFresh recently completed its 2011 GovFresh Awards and Rock Solid (previously CitySourced) won Best Civic Start-up and tied for App of the Year. The awards showcase all of the city and local leadership and great civic technology work that’s been developed throughout the year. The GFAs strive to highlight the best and brightest, help better connect citizens with government, provide city and local governments better visibility to into best practices and emerging technology, and create a general conversation around how government and citizens can make government great.
- Anyone could submit an entry.
- Anyone could vote on submissions.
- Judges selected winners from the top five vote-getters in each category. Vote Totals are available here.
- City of the Year: New York City / Runners-up (tie): Chicago, Philadelphia)
- Public Servant of the Year: Matthew Esquibel (Austin, TX) / Runner-up: Mackenzie Kelly(Austin, TX)
- Citizen of the Year: Adriel Hampton
- Best Government/Citizen Collaboration: OpenDataPhilly / Runner-up: City of Austin, TX
- Best Use of Open Source: Chicago Lobbyists / Runner-up: DistrictBuilder
- Best Open and Participatory Budgeting Initiative: Norfolk, VA / Runner-up: 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting (Chicago)
- Best Open Government Policy: Open Government Initiative
- Best Open Data Platform: OpenDataPhilly / Runner-up: NYC OpenData
- Best Civic Hackathon: Hack4Reno / Runner-up: Education Hack Day (Baltimore)
- Best Civic Start-up: Rock Solid / Runner-up: ElectNext
- Best Use of Social Media: New York City / Runner-up (tie): Williamson County, TX,Philadelphia
- Best Use of Social Media for Emergency Management: Williamson County, TX / Runner-up: New York City
- Best Transit App: ReRoute.it / Runner-up: Septa.mobi
- Best Emergency Management App: CiviGuard – Irene App / Runner-up: NYC Readiness Challenge
- Best Social Services App: Sheltr
Thanks to entire GovFresh team, Judges, and our supportive user base!