Board of Commissioners
Open Data Citizen Oversight and Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Open Database is to improve transparency, access to public information, and improve coordination and efficiencies among agencies and partner organizations across the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
The Open Data Citizen Oversight and Advisory Committee helps to incorporate public perspectives into policy implementation. The committee shall to the extent practical and financially feasible (1) encourage County departments, elected officials, and the Courts to collaborate and to oversee execution and implementation of the Open Database; (2) identify existing and potential datasets for release as part of the Open Database and work periodically with Information Services and County departments, elected officials, and the Courts to plan and develop new datasets, review existing datasets, set Open Database priorities, prioritize data releases, recommend appropriate citation forms; maintain descriptors that define the published data; republish datasets; and release datasets online to the public where data/information in hard copy (printed reports, posters, brochure es, etc.) or soft copy (PDF, web content, etc.) that has already been released to the public, including any available public feed; (3) plan, implement, update, and identify metrics and measures of current datasets when planning the creation of new datasets/databases or scheduling technology enhancements; and (4) appropriately safeguard sensitive information.
Further information can be obtained by calling the Board of Commissioners Office at 269-384-8111.