Open Data Day 2022

Each year, International Open Data Day serves as way for governments around the world to highlight the benefits of open data and engage communities in the development of data-driven solutions to common civic challenges.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome hosted the virtual event on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, featuring “lightning talks” with City-Parish leaders who use data daily to improve programs and services and make better decisions in areas like public safety, drainage, stormwater management, blight and code enforcement, health and human services, and more. Each lightning talk featured 10 minutes of department leaders discussing their use of data and how they use data to engage with key stakeholders and the general public, along with a question-and-answer session with participants.


  • Chief Murphy Paul | Baton Rouge Police Department
  • Kelvin Hill | Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Public Works, Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
  • Jared Hymowitz | Director of the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative
  • Eric Romero, Warren Kron, and Michael Stein | Department of Information Services