2015 - What a First Year!


We can hardly believe it was just a year ago that Innovate Your State was founded to educate and encourage public participation to fundamentally improve government.

As the year comes to a close, we want to recognize all of the great things we’ve accomplished, in large part with your help. Together we:

  • Received over 450 ideas for the Fix California Challenge, a crowdsourced competition to find ways to improve the State of California. 

  • Named Two Fix California Challenge winners - “Legislative Transparency and Accountability” and “County Restructuring”.

  • Launched the OpenGov Grant Reimbursement Program for California Counties to apply for a free first year of service on the OpenGov financial transparency platform. To date, 1.5 million California residents now have access to their county finances through the program. 

  • Convened civic / gov tech entrepreneurs, investors, and government leaders at the first annual Civic Tech                   Showcase. In case you missed it, the presentations can be found here.                                                            

Thank you to everyone who participated in making 2015 a great first year for IYS.

In the spirit of the giving season, we would be grateful for your continued support of Innovate Your State through a donation or simply spreading the word about IYS with your networks via email or social (TwitterFacebookInstagram & LinkedIn).

We wish you all a happy holiday season and are looking forward to continuing to collaborate in 2016.


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