Community Technology Profiles

Learn what local governments want from apps, dashboards and other tools for helping their communities.

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Saturday, September 13 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, September 14 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Charlotte Convention Center

Local governments have sponsored numerous hackathons across North America in the past few years, resulting in the development of some very creative and innovative apps, dashboards and other tools to help communities.

Esri, the premiere geo-spatial analytic software solution and a long-time Strategic Partner, has partnered with ICMA to host the second Hackstock for #LocalGov in conjunction with the 2014 ICMA Annual Conference in Charlotte this fall.  At Hackstock for #LocalGov, we hope to bring together local government executives with the programming and software development community to develop new apps for our field with cash prizes will be awarded to top winners.

With that in mind, we thought we'd do some advance prep work and encourage the creation of teams to focus on developing ideas for apps, dashboards and other tools for local governments and their citizens.

 
 

All the communities featured below have committed to (1) being a resource for software developers to better understand local government processes and procedures or (2) make their data available to work with during the hackathon.  Developers interested in competing at Hackstock for #LocalGov can contact any of the featured communities below in advance of the hackathon to discuss their ideas for apps.  

Local Government/Contact

App Interests

 

Program Details

       
       
City of Charlotte, NC
(Population 800,000)
     
 
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Twyla McDermott
City of Charlotte
tmcdermott@ci.charlotte.nc.us
704-451-0555









Civic Engagement/Public Input
   
       
       
       
City of Dubuque, IA
(Population 58,000)
     
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Cindy Steinhauser
Asst. City Manager
csteinha@cityofdubque.org


Civic Engagement/Public Input

Community Resiliency

Public Safety/Emergency Management

 

Dubuque has an existing open data policy, and a staff of 11 full-time staff members in IT including three GIS analysts.  For assistance accessing available data sets, contact Chris Kohlmann ckohlman@cityofdubuque.org

 
     
       
       
Town of Farragut,TN
(Population 20,000)
       

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Gary Palmer
Asst. Town Manager
gpalmer@townoffarragut.org

       

Civic Engagement/Public Input

Community Resiliency

Public Safety/Emergency Management

Service Requests

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Farragut is in the process of developing an open data policy and an open data portal is under construction (www.townoffarragut.org/gis)  They have two staff members with extensive GIS backgrounds including the Assistant Town Manager who can assist with accessing needed data sets.

 
 
     
City of Grand Blanc, MI
(Population 8,000)
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Paul J. Brake
City Manager
citymanager@cityofgrandblanc.com

 
 

Civic Engagement/Public Input

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Henrico County, VA
(Population 315,000)
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Joe Casey
Deputy County Manager
joe.casey@henrico.us

Public Safety/Emergency Management
Service Requests

 

Henrico County, VA does not have an existing open data policy, but its IT Department houses 85 employees in sectors dealing with security, network administration, database administration, web development, custom application development and GIS. Henrico County has an abundant amount of geospatial data. 

 
     
 
     
City of Kansas City, MO
(Population 480,000)
       
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Patrick Klein
Asst. City Manager
Pat.Klein@kcmo.org

       

Civic Engagement/Public Input

Community Resiliency

Public Safety/Emergency Management

Service Requests

 

The City of Kansas City, MO has an exisiting open data policy and data portal (www.data.kcmo.org ).  They have several GIS analysts available to assist with developing apps. 

 
 
     
City of Lake Isabella, MI
(Population 1,700)
     
 
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Tim Wolff
Village Manager
twolff@gmail.com



     
     

 

City of Littleton, CO
(Population 42,000)

Michael Penny
City Manager
mpenny@littletongov.org

Civic Engagement/Public Input

Community Resiliency

Public Safety/Emergency Management

Service Requests

 

Littleton is in the process of adopting an open data policy and open data portal.  They have two to three GIS analysts and a system architect avilable to help with accessing needed data sets.

 
     
       
       
City of Oakland, CA
(Population 400,000)
       

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Chantal Cotton
Assistant to the City Administrator
ccotton@oaklandnet.com

       
     
         
 

 Civic Engagement/Public Input

Community Resiliency

Public Safety/Emergency

Management

   

Oakland has an existing open data poicy, and is working on developing a data portal.

 
       
  City of Richland, WA 
(Population 50,000)
     
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Jon Amundson
Asst. City Manager
jamundson@ci.richland.wa.us

Civic Engagement/Public Input

Public Safety/Emergency Management

Service Requests

 

Richland has 16 full-time staff members in IT including three positions dedicated to GIS and other outside GIS resources though Public Works and Energy Services

 
 
     
 
     



QUESTIONS?  PLEASE CONTACT CORY FLEMING AT CFLEMING@ICMA.ORG OR 207-854-1083.

   
 

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