The Cooper-Young Community Association’s February general community meeting will take an up-close look at the intersection of technology and civil engagement. 

Technology has been instrumental in the information age and the City of Memphis wants to capitalize on that. The Memphis Data Hub ( was created so that citizens could be more engaged and current on what was happening in their government. It is housed in a convenient website so that residents can track public city services such as crime or the progress off a 311 request. It even provides information on the nearest police and fire stations, libraries, and parks.

To help users with their online experience, Ellen Paddock with the Office of Performance Management at the City of Memphis will join us to offer a free tutorial on how to navigate the website and show users all the features the site has to offer. She will focus on things like code enforcement, crime, and mayor’s performance metrics. Paddock will also answer questions. 

The meeting will take place February 11 at 6 p.m. at the CYCA office, 2298 Young Ave. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. CYCA hosts a general community meeting the 2nd Tuesday of most months. — Sheree Stubblefield

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