BATON ROUGE, LA – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a virtual event from 6–7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, to mark the City-Parish’s celebration of International Open Data Day. The 2023 Open Data Day event will highlight how open data is used to identify common civic challenges and implement effective solutions.
“Since taking office in 2017, my administration has prioritized the development and expansion of the City-Parish’s open data program by embedding transparency, data-driven decision making, and efficiency across our operations,” said Mayor Broome. “International Open Data provides us the opportunity to educate our community on how our program has shaped our services, established Baton Rouge’s standing as a leader for open data and transparency in local government, and strengthened our commitment to the community we serve.”
City-Parish leaders will lead “lightning talks” on how data is used daily to improve programming across a wide range of services, including public safety, blight and code enforcement, finance, and community outreach. Each lightning talk will provide program overviews, discussions on community engagement, and a question-and-answer session with participants.
Speakers will include:
- Chief Murphy Paul, Baton Rouge Police Department
- Alizia Persaud, Department of Development (blight neighborhood revitalization)
- Eric Romero, Warren Kron, and Michael Stein, Department of Information Services
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register at brla.gov/opendataday.
For more information on the City-Parish’s open data program and other transparency initiatives, visit brla.gov/transparency.