Meeting Archive:
Geocoding for Legislative Advocacy

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Meeting Description:

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance used the Cicero Legislative Information API on their website to help their constituents find their legislative districts and representatives. This is just one potential use of the Cicero legislative matching API that we will be discussing during Geocoding for Legislative Advocacy on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. Pacific time. During this free webinar, find out how to match the addresses in your organization’s database to district IDs, district maps, and contact information of elected officials.


During this online event, Azavea's Abby Fretz will explain what the Cicero API (or Application Programming Interaface) is and how it can be integrated into your website or database. We will also hear from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's Thomas Taylor on how the GPCA used the Cicero API to help match constituents with their city council district.

Questions addressed during this webinar include:

  • What does Azavea's Cicero API do?
  • How tech savvy does someone need to be to use the Cicero API?
  • How are organizations leveraging the tool?
This webinar is appropriate for nonprofits and libraries
Date: Thu, Dec 1, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kyla Hunt
 Presenter Information
Abby Fretz
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Abby is product development manager at Azavea and is project manager for the Cicero API and DistrictBuilder teams. She also works with the spatial analysis team on special projects.

Thomas Taylor
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Thomas Taylor joined the Cultural Alliance in 2003 and oversees information technology and facilities. Thomas has worked for a variety of nonprofits during his career, including the International Peace Bureau, Friends General Conference, and immediately prior to joining the Alliance, the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, where he held positions as communications director and office administrator. He is interested in how nonprofits can strategically use technology to further their mission, and has been a member of the Net Tuesday Philadelphia planning group since its inception.

Kyla Hunt
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Kyla Hunt is the webinar program manager at TechSoup Global.  After receiving her MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin, she worked in public, academic, and state libraries throughout California and Texas.  While at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Kyla had the opportunity to create numerous webinars and other online courses for Texas librarians, and she is thrilled to be continuing her foray into the world of webinars at TechSoup Global!