I’m excited to share a project that has been in the works for a while. It’s ready to take the next step, and needs your help.
MeetingInfo.org is a web service that organizes information about public meetings. It’s designed to help meeting organizers connect with their constituents by publishing their meeting information online.
As a quick example, the site is perfect for municipalities, with their dozens of Councils, Boards, and Committees. The City of Hartford has been using it to document some of their meetings online for a while now.
It’s even better for small community organizations that depend on public participation. The West End Civic Association uses it for their Board of Directors and their Planning & Zoning Committee meetings.
We’re interested in expanding the site’s reach in the Hartford area – this is where we need your help.
Are you part of an organization (as an employee or volunteer) that hosts meetings for the public? Publish on MeetingInfo.org to make your community efforts more visible and accessible.
Do you run a website that has a community focus? Copy-paste a little code and you can help promote meetings in the community by displaying an up-to-date list to your readers. Here are three examples of how it looks on different sites: Greater Hartford Real Estate Blog, HartfordCitizen.com, stand-alone page.
Interested in what’s happening in Hartford? Create a (free) account on the site and follow the various groups that interest you. You’ll receive automated alerts when those groups schedule meetings and publish documents.
Publishing service subscriptions are currently being offered for free to all Hartford organizations, and for a very reasonable fee to everyone else. Visit the site or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Communities need participation to keep them moving in the right direction. More awareness of public meetings is always better. Help spread the word about the MeetingInfo.org platform!