Why I am Endorsing @daeaves for Open Gov Partnership Civil Society Rep
We are at a nexus of transformation in society – globally, nationally and locally. Every day we experience the rapid change in all aspects of our lives. As a City, Edmonton is a leader in respect to Open Government and access to information, #opendata, Social Engagement as well as our passion to exploit our investment in technology to serve our citizens !
At this time leaders in our world are focussing an exciting plan to transform our nations and our world. If you are not aware of #OGP check out the Open Government Partnership and note that Canada has committed to participate in this work. The Nations are gathering in Brazil in April 2012 to continue to move the Open Government agenda forward. Our Federal leaders are planning on being present to represent our country, and we also have an opportunity to have representatives at this event on behalf of Civil Society.
As noted in his recent Blog Post David Eaves is offering to be the Civil Society representative for Canada, and to encourage others to join him on this mission. I am expressing my 100% support and endorsement for David Eaves as the Canadian Civil Society representative. I also encourage those reading this post to go David’s blog and review his request and if you feel that you can also endorse him you email him as requested.
I have known David for a number of years, have worked with him and also been watching him and his work. I have said many times and I will say it again, I believe David is Canada’s preeminent voice in our country on Open Government, he is so passionate about the possibilities available to our country through “OPEN”, acting as a catalyst at local, provincial/territorial and national levels – supporting, encouraging and challenging. David is not shy to hold us all to account, to move us to a new level or responsibility and destiny for our great nation.
David I KNOW you will be in Brazil and I also KNOW that you will continue to rally leaders in our country to up our game and lead into this open world !
Chief Information Officer
City of Edmonton