24 Days Of Local Sunlight – Day 22


Today I want to give a shout out to Washington state’s Olympia Time.

Olympia Time is a local blog written by Emmett O’Connell. Emmett focuses on Thurston County, WA-03 and other state level issues.  I really like this blog because of the special focus he puts on local government using the internet to better communicate with citizens.  He uses the blog to give suggestions for how government should engage citizens. For example, this post that explains why there should be online resources that give people the ability to participate in public hearings. Emmett also participated in a group to make Thurston County’s Web site better.

I love this blog’s emphasis on engaging with government using internet tools and asking local government to think outside the box to engage citizens.  His tag ClueTrain pretty much says it all.