Can we move the future closer?

The Open Model for Citizen Engagement is a community of individuals passionate about ensuring that every citizen has a voice in policymaking. But wait! There’s more: the core of this community is made up of the developers and vendors that make and sell the technology that drives communication between citizens and elected officials today. [Members]

The gist

Currently, there are all sorts of problems with communication between citizens and their elected officials. When is the last time you received a meaningful response from someone you put in office? When’s the last time you even tried? Of course, there’s more to the story: it’s not all their fault!! Technology has made it possible for us to send them much more mail than they can handle (and to send it a dozen different ways – how confusing!).

What do we do?

Starting with this understanding, the founding members of the Open Model for Citizen Engagement are opening a conversation amongst their peers on what the future will look like, and how to bring it to fruition as soon as possible! And we want you to be part of developing that solution.

Let’s be honest, if everyone that is involved in the communication cycle isn’t part of developing the solution we’re going to miss something – and it may be something important!

Join us

Register on the site right here and we’ll help you get started. Not ready? Check out our documents or working groups to see what we’re doing. If you’re into improving citizen engagement, you’ve found a community.


Site Activity

  • Wayne posted an update:   7 years ago · View

    @flafeer When are you back in DC? We need to catch up!

  • Wayne posted an update:   7 years ago · View

    @kward We’ll miss you tomorrow at the DCWEEK presentation, but we’ll try to make you proud! http://j.mp/ayQERM

  • Wayne posted an update:   7 years ago · View

    Hey @brittb – cool to see you on here! We’re getting to close to having enough of a foundation laid to start doing some real work!!

  • Wayne posted an update:   7 years ago · View

    @tannerlucas Welcome to the Open Model. We’re still getting the website into shape, but we have a good foundation to build from in the real world. If you have a moment, let me know what your interest is in the space, and how you found us.

  • Tanner Lucas became a registered member   7 years ago · View

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  • Wayne started the forum topic Deadlines in the group AvatarGoal Setting:   7 years ago · View

    And here’s a space to brainstorm some deadlines.

  • Wayne started the forum topic Goals in the group AvatarGoal Setting:   7 years ago · View

    Here’s where you brainstorm for goals that the Open Model needs to accomplish.

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