Smart Cville Announces 2019 Board of Directors Expansion

We are pleased to announce the election of three new members to our Board of Directors beginning in January 2019. The new Board members are… Amanda Poncy (Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, City of Chartlottesville) Devin Harris, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, University of Virginia) Emily Kilroy (Director of Communications and Public[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Virginia School Discipline Project Expands to Richmond Area

PRESS RELEASE:  Virginia School Discipline Project Expands to Richmond Area Tackling systemic inequity by making school discipline information more accessible Recent data shows that more than 10% of Virginia students are suspended each year, with suspensions disproportionately falling on students of color and students with disabilities.  Smart Cville is pleased to announce the Richmond-area expansion[…]

PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Civic Innovation Day

PRESS RELEASE: Local Governments to Partner with Citizens to Tackle Public Problems Hands on civic engagement to occur at second annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day Charlottesville, VA, May 17, 2018 Smart Cville and presenting sponsor WillowTree are pleased to announce the second annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day (CID) which will take place on June 2[…]

Make MyCville App Data Open

As proponents of good digital government, we’re excited that the City of Charlottesville has finally launched a “311-like” service app called MyCville.  This app is powered by Accela and offers basic functionality for users to submit issues, requests, and questions.  Most importantly, it seems as if citizens will be able to track responses and follow-ups[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Smart Cville Releases Virginia School Discipline Project Tool

  Smart Cville is pleased to announce the release of the Virginia School Discipline Project, an online tool aimed at helping families navigate complex procedures and know their rights when their students are disciplined in Virginia public schools. Recent data shows that more than 10% of Virginia students are suspended each year, with suspensions disproportionately[…]

Civic Innovators Create Rivanna Trails App

No app development experience? No problem! Civic innovators Amy and Stuart Ferguson saw a local challenge: how can we make it easier for people, especially first time users, to navigate and enjoy the Rivanna Trail? Their answer: leverage technology to create an app … and despite having no app development experience … they did just[…]

City Council and Mayor Salaries in Virginia

Tonight the Charlottesville City Council will take up compensation for members of its own body.  The prepared memo (PDF, p. 92) on this topic comes from City Attorney Craig Brown.  While the memo includes information on the relevant state code, it does not offer any sort of context for council salaries, including salaries from similar[…]

PRESS RELEASE: Local Governments to Partner with Citizens to Tackle Public Problems

Charlottesville, VA, March, 7, 2017 Smart Cville and presenting sponsor WillowTree are pleased to announce the first annual Charlottesville Civic Innovation Day (CID) which will take place on June 3.  The event, to be held at WillowTree, invites technologists, designers, and citizens to tackle a specific public problem identified by local municipalities and organizations.  This[…]