We received nearly 40 ideas for civic-tech projects to take on as a group at our Kickoff Event last month – which is awesome, but we obviously can’t expect to tackle all of them right off the bat. So, we decided to reach for a project we felt like had merit and was also ‘low-hanging fruit’ that could involve a large group of people of different skillsets.
Brigade member Nick Helmholdt, of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, suggested that it might be handy for users to have an easy, accessible way to connect with neighborhood resources.
It just so happened that a similar project called CityBook.io had been recently let loose in the wild by Code for America.
Our goal is to fork that existing project and make it useful for Savannahians.
Project preliminary resources
Domain savbook.io purchased and registered with NameCheap.
NOTE: This is an import from Dropbox Paper that may be of additional use.
City of Savannah Neighborhood Associations - Contacts, FB Groups
Open Savannah, Feb. 2017
This list may not be up-to-date, but is a starting point for conducting community research on unmet needs. Unless otherwise noted, all phone numbers begin with area code 912 .
2016 CONTACT LIST ISHERE, complete with President, phone, email, meeting times and locations(thanks,@Josef S**–is that the same thing as I have in a spreadsheet below?)**
NOTE TO BRIGADE MEMBERS: After you have contacted or attempted contact with one of these individuals, please highlight the text for their entry, then add a brief comment like this confirming you’ve talked to them. This is to avoid duplicate calls.
Update:@Nick H from the Metropolitan Planning Commission emailed this to me the other day. It probably has more up-to-date information. -CVL
PS – @lukegolden, @Mddevane and Rob. I added a chat widget to this category if it’d help you all brainstorm. Of course, you can also always create a Slack channel for that, too, but sometimes it’s helpful to have everything a bit more structured.