Open Cleveland | About

About Open Cleveland

We are a Code for America Brigade based in Cleveland, Ohio. Open Cleveland evolved out of the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking. Open Cleveland is a group of people, first and foremost. We also call ourselves technologists, planners, designers, doers, thinkers, and activists. Every third Wednesday we actively work together to improve the City of Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio using open data and web technology to support our efforts. We want to listen to you and build something together with you; not FOR you.


Open Cleveland is a local chapter of the Code for America Brigade, an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities and their services for residents better.

Code of Conduct

Open Cleveland holds its leadership and participants to a Code of Conduct which applies to our meetups, events, and digital forums. Read our Code of Conduct.

Our Strategic Plan

Open Cleveland is focused on promoting access to and usage of civic data by all Clevelanders to make our great city even better. Read Open Cleveland's 2015 strategic plan.

Leadership Team

Open Cleveland is organized by a volunteer group of leaders (Co-Captains). Reach us at, on twitter @opencleveland or directly with our contact info below.

Interested in joining the leadership team? That’s great! Check out leadership roles and contact us for more information.

Our Partners

Open Cleveland is a part of the Cleveland Civic Tech and Open Data Collaborative and includes:

Interested in partnering with Open Cleveland? Contact Will for more information.

What is Civic Hacking?

What is Civic Hacking? Here's an introduction by Code for America