The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy has extended the deadline for nominations to receive the IOPD Distinction Best Practice in Citizen Participation to December 16, 2014. The award recognizes innovative work sponsored by local governments.
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With an extensive background in collaborative, citizen-facing technology projects, Nigel Jacob co-founded the Office of New Urban Mechanics - a civic innovation incubator adn R&D Lab within Boston’s City Hall. Nigel also serves as Mayor Menino's advisor on emerging technologies. In both of these roles, Nigel works to develop new models of innovation for cities in the 21st century. Prior to joining the City of Boston in 2006, Nigel worked for and launched a series of technology start-ups in the Boston area.
Nigel is a board member at Code For America as well as a fellow at the Center for the Advancement Public Action at Bennington College.
Nigel has received a number of awards for his ground breaking work in Boston, including being named a Public Official of the year in 2011 by Governing Magazine and the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award for 2012