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December 2017 Newsletter

Smart Cville promotes the use of technology and data to help communities find innovative solutions by facilitating the exchange of ideas between civic institutions and citizens.

In this issue:

We'll spend this issue taking a look at some of our work this past year. Thank you to all of our supporters and volunteers in 2017. This review is possible because of you and its been a highlight of my work to get to know you all.

If you like what you've seen and want to support us, please donate today! We need your help to sustain our momentum. Thank you to our most recent individual community supporters: Angela Orebaugh, Anonymous, Amanda Ames,Kristel Riddervold, Doug Caldwell, Heather Hill, Jim Duncan, Justin Beck, Kumar Narasimhan, Lucas Ames, Seth Ragosta, See your name here next month!

New for 2018: donate $100 as an individual or $500 to support us generally and be added to our Community Champions page.

Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season,

Review of our work in 2017

How we inspired others to be civic innovators:
Civic Innovation Day (60 participants), media, resources
Cville Open Data Bootcamp (75 participants), website
Open Data Deep Dive: Real Estate (20 participants), resources
Tech + Local Politics Happy Hours (40 participants)

-- Donate $100 to join the community supporters list for 2018 --

How we modeled civic innovation ourselves:
Virginia School Discipline Project, media
Charlottesville, Albemarle budget visualization projects, blog
City Bike Rack Finder project, blog
Central Virginia Election Results
Central Virginia Traffic Database, blog

Where we advocated for civic innovation and open data:
Member: City of Charlottesville Open Data Advisory Group, media
Presenter and sponsor: STAB SPARK! Hackathon
Speaker: UVA Data Literacy Bootcamp
Speaker: Richmond Data Hackers
Speaker: Mandela Washington Fellowship Program
Speaker: State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program
Presenter: UVA Social Innovation Summit
Presenter: CWIT's Digital Citizens: Tech, Data, and Civics in Charlottesville and Beyond

Coming in 2018...

Much of the same with expanded event opportunities and more hands-on workshops to get improve civic engagement in our community! Stay tuned!
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