The City of Greensboro is one of five cities participating in a Twitter Town Hall from 12 noon to 1:25 pm Wednesday, July 27, about its engagement with the What Works Cities (WWC) initiative. The Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University (GovEx), one of WWC’s partners, will moderate the discussion via the WWC handle @WhatWorksCities.
Greensboro will kick off the discussion from 12:05-12:20 pm and the other four participating cities (Kansans City, KS, Naperville, IL, Scottsdale, AZ and Wichita, KS) will each have a chance to engage with GovEx on topics including open data, performance management and its work with the initiative.
Members of the public and media are invited to join the discussion during the hour using the hashtag #WWClive. Representatives from Code for Greensboro and HQ Greensboro will also participate in the twitter discussion.
“The City’s IT Department is excited to participate in this town hall via Twitter, giving the public an opportunity to better understand the benefits of open data,” said Jane Nickles, director of the City's Information Technology Department.
This innovative program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, supports cities’ use of data to make government more transparent and effective. What Works Cities collaborates with participating municipalities to review their current use of data and understand where they are using best practices.
Greensboro will work with What Works Cities expert partners Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence and Sunlight Foundation on two specific goals that are open data and performance management.
The City plans to make data more readily available by developing a public data portal.