Emma Richards
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Name of the Organization
SeeClickFix
Contact Person
Emma
Contact phone
203-752-0777
E-mail
emma@seeclickfix.com
Website
http://www.seeclickfix.com
Interest
Advocacy
Description Interest
Community Manager at SeeClickFix.com, a web and mobile web platform based here in New Haven. SeeClickFix allows citizens anywhere in the world to report and monitor non-emergency community issues ranging from potholes and planted trees to garbage and graffiti. Launched in 2008, it empowers citizens, community groups, media organizations, and governments to work together and improve their neighborhoods.

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At 5:19pm on July 3, 2011, Community's Corner Group said…

Hi Emma welcome, You look great in your profile photo.  :-D

Claudia

At 10:36pm on June 30, 2011, Roger Senserrich - CAHS said…
Thanks for coming in! (and thanks for having that wonderful website. Got potholes fixed! :-)  )
At 5:44pm on June 30, 2011, Lee Cruz said…

Emma,

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