25 must-follow #gov20 heroes on Twitter

Public servants and engaged citizens are bridging social media and government to build a more open and transparent democracy. Here are 25 #gov20 heroes to follow on Twitter (alpha by Twittername):

@adrielhampton: Government of the people, by the people, for the people | private eye, public servant, blogger, Chickasaw, dad, progressive Democrat | @gov20radio | @govwiki.

@AndrewPWilson: Member of HHS social media team.

@bevusa: Public Servant. New Media @ The White House.

@caseycoleman: Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration.

@cdorobek: Federal News Radio 1500 AM anchor.

@cheeky_geeky: Scientist, advisor, writer for O’Reilly Radar, Federal Computer Week, True/Slant and Examiner.com on government, politics, science, technology, and pop culture.

@craignewmark: customer service rep & founder for craigslist.

@dominiccampbell: FutureGovConsultancy.com / EnabledbyDesign.org / AccessCity.co.uk / TweetyHall.co.uk.

@dslunceford: 20-year media and PR pro focusing on Government; TiVo, Home Theater & general gadget fanatic. Creator of http://GovTwit.com.

@EllnMllr: Co-Founder and ED of Sunlight Foundation. Also founder of Center for Responsive Politics and Public Campaign. Money, power, influence and transparency expert.

@govloop: Social Network Connecting Gov’t Community, Gov 2.0, OpenGov, Gen Y.

@govtwit: The world’s largest Governent Twitter Directory. Managed by Deloitte’s Steve Lunceford – @dslunceford.

@gwynnek: Curious, irreverent geekette, working at intersection of Tech and People, loves her maddenboyz, now in dot-gov.

@immunity: Director of Enterprise 2.0, Navstar Inc. (I talk about Government 2.0 too, supporting the US Fed Gov since 1994 ). Random Blogger of Life.

@jgilliam: Created act.ly, WhiteHouse2.org, and NationBuilder.com.

@krazykriz: Faith, Family, Friends, Fitness, Food, Fun and Fortune (in order of importance).

@levyj413: EPA Web Manager, Gov’t 2.0er, Federal Web Managers Council, Social Media Subcouncil Co-Chair.

@lewisshepherd: CTO of Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments.

@marydavie: Career Fed, Native Northern Virginian, VA Tech Hokie, Personal Mission to improve Gov Acquisition, Interested in Web2.0 and Gov2.0.

@mlsif: Editor, Writer, Strategist, Agitator. Co-founder Personal Democracy Forum; advisor to Sunlight Foundation.

@nickcharney: A Public Servant who runs a VERY unofficial blog on public service renewal in Canada (eh); ps I lub social media.

@mixtmedia: Catalyzing collaboration for government, industry and individuals; mom; life is as you define it.

@ScottHorvath: Web developer and podcaster. Interests in Government and social media, the power of many, converting tech-challenged to tech-hopefuls.

@sradick: Social Media Lead at Booz Allen Hamilton.

@timoreilly: Founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media. Watching the alpha geeks, sharing their stories, helping the future unfold.

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh. He advises civic and government-focused businesses, including CivicActions and NuCivic. Other projects include GovPress, Agile Government Leadership and CityCamp. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

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