City of Boulder uses MindMixer to launch new public engagement website and becomes the company’s sixth citywide client in Colorado
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 20, 2012 — MindMixer is pleased to announce the launch of www.inspireboulder.com, a new online community engagement website for the citizens of Boulder, Colorado to use to engage and communicate with city officials on civic projects and issues. The online exchange allows participants the opportunity to share ideas, second others’ ideas, expand upon existing ideas, give feedback on initiatives and collaborate with city officials on a variety of topics online anytime, from any computer.
The community engagement website will not only be used to highlight specific civic projects such as the Civic Area Project in the heart of Boulder, but also to engage citizens on important issues such as the future vision of city-owned energy production, zero waste recycling and the Transportation Master Plan … issues that all affect Boulder community members directly.
Inspire Boulder was developed by MindMixer, the Omaha-based company which develops and implements community engagement systems for cities across the country such as:
- Golden, Co – http://goldenvision.cityofgolden.net
- Aurora CO, – www.engageaurora.org
- Littleton, CO – www.inspirelittleton.org
- Louisville, CO – www.envisionlouisvilleco.com
Coming in the next few weeks, MindMixer is also launching in Westminster, CO. MindMixer also provides engagement websites for colleges, school districts, county planning projects, non-profit organizations and political entities.
Inspire Boulder measures and tracks participation, identifying the most interested citizens and most compelling topics, and makes it easy for administrations to communicate back to the participants. The tool delivers measurable results and invaluable insights for community leaders and elected officials.
Co-Founder and COO, Nathan Preheim, says, "We have a fun, easy-to-use platform which includes videos, photos and interactive maps. The user experience works for citizens of all ages, and because it’s multi-lingual it generates a broader audience and more effective community participation."
Nick Bowden, CEO of MindMixer, says, "Our tools go beyond just technology. Our mission is to build community contributors. Ideas, voices, and perspectives are shared to facilitate deeper and better conversations that yield actionable insights and a stronger community."
As part of its service, MindMixer consults and collaborates with clients to identify issues that are critical to stakeholders in order to update topics and content for their websites.