As the American public continues to grow tired of their elected officials, one Utah-based company has turned to the Internet to help constituents weigh in on issues affecting local and national governments, providing more transparency and an open government.
West Jordan offering interactive City Council agenda, September 28, 2011
The city has launched a new interactive city council agenda. It allows residents to make online comments on agenda items as soon as the list of issues that will be taken up by council members during their next meeting is available.
Herriman residents get input to change city council, May 25, 2011
Residents may also comment via email to email@example.com; by phone at 801-446-5323; or online at icount.com/ut/herriman.
Icount wins 2011 Innovation of the Year award, May 03, 2011
Eight innovations were announced as winners in the ninth annual Utah Innovation Awards program, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. A committee of approximately 70 experts from private industry, government and higher education selected the award winners.
Local companies honored for innovation, May 03, 2011
Clark Gilbert, president and CEO of the Deseret News and Deseret Digital Media, delivered the keynote address at the Little America Hotel. He touted the strong, determined spirit of those creative technology leaders in the room who persevered to launch their companies in the face of numerous challenges, including negative feedback from naysayers to the uncertainty whether they would succeed with such unusual, original ideas.
Eagle Mountain asks residents to make opinion count, April 17, 2011
Eagle Mountain not only wants its residents to know they count, the city wants to help them count when it comes to expressing opinions on local issues.
In a recent meeting, elected officials voted to hire ICount.com, a Utah-based online company, which focuses on connecting residents and local officials
Website lets residents sound off on government, April 05, 2011
Upset about a budget proposal to cut services? Want a say in a plan to develop your city’s downtown?
Whatever’s on your mind, a Utah company is offering a way for constituents to voice their opinions without going to City Hall. Icount has a website at which constituents can send comments and participate in surveys on civic matters.
2011 Finalist for Innovation of the Year Award, March 24, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY - Twenty-nine innovations have been selected as finalists or honorable mention recipients in the ninth annual Utah Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP and the Utah Technology Council. This statewide program, the first of its kind and sponsored by Utah Business magazine, Webb Audio Visual Communication, and Stage 12, is designed to recognize innovations and the Utah companies that created them. Winners will be announced, and finalists and honorable mention recipients...
A year in review with Herriman's Mayor, March 03, 2011
According to Mills, the city also saw great success with social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, iCount, and YouTube.
"We are pushing hard to increase the amount of information our residents have, and the ability for them to interact with us," Mills said.
Icount links Holladay Residents to City Leaders, March 01, 2011
Holladay residents have a new way to access their city leaders. In a partnership with the City of Holladay and Icount.com, residents can use technology to voice their opinions, and politicians have access to their constituents using an innovative format to enhance communication. Holladay City Manager Randy Fitts says residents can have their opinions heard and officials can receive and share information with people in the city. "Citizens can express an honest viewpoint without being afraid of...
Icount.com connects politicians to constituents, February 20, 2011
Armchair politicians in Provo and elsewhere no longer have to worry if their opinion is being heard. Now through the new online service Icount.com, if you have an opinion on something, you can just log on and be connected to your local elected representatives, from mayor to governor.
Give elected officials an earful from the comfort of home, January 08, 2011
City officials get plenty of feedback on their performance in election years but often must make best-guess judgments on issues that impact everyday life in their communities. Increasingly, cities are using technology to engage residents on everything from road construction to backyard chickens.
Herriman City Council, January 06, 2011
Keeping in the tradition for the newest technology Herriman City has launched a new tool called "icount." This Utah based online service was unveiled by our public information officer Nicole Martin. Icount is a tool to reinforce our commitment as elected officials to educate the community with relevant issues in an effort to provide you a voice. With your feedback it becomes a tool for us, as a city council, to better understand the public's most important views and issues.
Herriman leaders hope website will raise resident participation, January 01, 2011
"You can't make a good decision as an elected official if you don't know what your constituents want," said Herriman spokeswoman Nicole Martin. When Herriman City council members wanted to hear from residents about the proposed county sale of Rose Canyon to Kennecott recently, only a handful showed up, and only one person spoke. (Read the article for the rest of the story.)
Press Release announcing Icount 2.0, November 11, 2010
OREM, UT--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Icount, a new political online community where everyday citizens are empowered to have their opinions heard and their voices counted by politicians throughout the year, announced its official launch today. Inspired by the Citizen 2.0 movement, where technology such as social media increases citizen involvement in politics, Icount is designed to fundamentally change how politicians and citizens connect to improve the overall political process.