Last week, our colleague Tucker Severson helped co-organize a session with Integrity Action and Jean-Louis Sarbib from Development Gateway and Feedback labs as part of the World Bank/IMF annual meeting in Washington DC. Frederick Galtung wrote a recap of the discussion, which focused primarily on feedback agendas. You can read an excerpt below or find the full piece here.
We love when our government partners put together inventive and informational videos to help spread the word about the SeeClickFix (or SeeClickFix powered) apps to residents! Take a look at some of our favorites from Oklahoma City; St. Petersburg, FL; and St. Charles, MO.
Our longtime partner, Pinellas County, FL, recently released a new custom app that residents can use to report non-emergency issues in their communities. Pinellas County originally launched with SeeClickFix in early 2012, and we're excited to see the county extend its commitment to residents.
We're excited to welcome Manchester as our first government partner in the State of New Hampshire. The city, which is the largest in the state, is currently home to approximately 110,000 thousand residents. Community members can use the iPhone and Android apps to submit reports about missed pickups, potholes, street light repairs, street sign repairs, and traffic signal repairs and to access pertinent city information.
In a press release the city distributed, Mayor Ted Gatsas discussed the ways Manchester Connect will allow residents to take advantage of all aspects of city life:
We share Director of Economic Development Will Craig's hope that the app will "continue to grow and that [Manchester] can further increase access to city government and the Queen City community" and look forwarding to seeing more great work from the city.
Oklahoma City, the State of Oklahoma's capital, formally announced its custom app solution for residents, OKC Gov, this afternoon. Residents can now use the mobile apps for Android and iPhone, the city's Facebook page, or seeclickfix.com to submit reports that range from illegally placed signs to yard parking.
Oklahoma City's Mayor, Mick Cornett, discussed the ways in which the apps will empower residents and increase engagement in the city's press release:
The apps were configured to include mobile buttons that allow residents to view information about events, public meetings, ward maps, pet adoption, parks, and more!
Mayor Cornett reported his first issue on SeeClickFix today using the mobile app and the pothole has since been filled. We hope to see all Oklahoma City residents follow his lead and report non-emergency issues in their communities.
You can learn more about SeeClickFix here.