2012 City Partner: Macon[BETA]
“This is an exciting development to be selected as a finalist, and I hope that we will be selected for this grant so that we can formulate and put in place new web applications to make it easier for our citizens to be informed and engaged with their city.”
-Mayor Robert Reichert
The City of Macon has already taken great strides towards openness — including a more information rich website, live streams of city council meetings, and an updated work order system for service requests. To further their goals of openness and citizen engagement, Macon proposes to partner with Code for America to strengthen the avenues for connection between Macon’s citizens and their government.
The project will create a technology suite to connect citizens with their government so services can be better directed and result in high quality government services to the people in Macon. The process will begin with an intensive discovery process where the Code for America team will access and build on existing communication assets. Residents that are interested in actively engaging in making their neighborhood or city better, will have a tool to collaborate with and organize other interested residents.
Macon has been selected as a partner for the 2012 Code for America Fellowship, so it’ll be up to a team of CfA Fellows to take on this challenge. In less than a year, they’ll need to work with the city and our local partners to go from concept to delivery — with everything from research and marketing to development and testing.