GovFresh features public servant innovators, civic entrepreneurs and the ideas and technology changing the way government works.

Its work has been recognized in Fast Company, Mashable, Huffington Post, O’Reilly Radar, San Francisco Chronicle and TechPresident, among others. FedTech magazine named GovFresh one of the ‘50 Must-Read Federal Government IT Blogs of 2013‘ calling it “a refreshing look at the human side of technology … and a forward-thinking approach to content.”

GovFresh was founded by Luke Fretwell in May 2009.

Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is an entrepreneur, writer and designer focused on civics, technology and innovation.

He is the founder of the popular civic technology blog GovFresh, called the “TechCrunch of Gov 2.0” and named one of the “50 Must-Read Federal Government IT Blogs” by StateTech magazine.

For the past 15 years, he has helped startups and early-stage businesses find their footing and grow into successful entrepreneurial ventures. Companies he currently works closely with include NuCivic and CivicActions.

Civic projects he’s played key roles in include GovPress, the WordPress theme for government, and CityCamp, which was adopted by more than 20 cities worldwide, and the newly-launched CivicMakers.

His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, O’Reilly Radar, TechPresident, among others.

He graduated from George Mason University with degrees in international relations and government & politics. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the university’s student newspaper, Broadside, where, under his leadership, the paper received its first national Associated Collegiate Press awards.

He was born in Alabama, raised in Virginia and now lives in California.

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