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Baton Rouge's MyBR App Honored by Bloomberg for Advancing Open Government

BATON ROUGE, La. — Baton Rouge's cutting-edge MyBR app, designed to streamline resident services and promote open government, has earned accolades from the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence. The recognition comes during Sunshine Week, a national campaign advocating for transparency in government operations.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome unveiled the MyBR app as a comprehensive resource for East Baton Rouge Parish residents, offering a range of services accessible via smartphones. Developed under Mayor Broome's leadership, the app has garnered praise for its user-friendly interface and seamless integration with municipal data.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

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The MyBR app empowers residents with direct access to essential city information and services, revolutionizing how they engage with local government. From checking current crime statistics and road closures to paying parking tickets and water bills, the app provides a convenient platform for everyday tasks.

"We are thrilled by Bloomberg's recognition of our MyBR app, which underscores our commitment to transparent and accessible governance," stated Mayor Broome. "This acknowledgment reinforces our dedication to leveraging technology for the betterment of our community."

The app's success is attributed to partnerships with local businesses, including Vinformatix, a woman-owned enterprise that contributed to its development. Mayor Broome expressed gratitude to Bloomberg Philanthropies and GovEx for their support in advancing data-driven solutions for resident services.

Residents of Baton Rouge can download the MyBR app from the Apple Store and Google Play Store, joining thousands who have already embraced this innovative tool for engaging with their city government. For Mayor Broome, the recognition from Bloomberg serves as validation of Baton Rouge's commitment to innovation and transparency in public service.

.The MyBR app is available for download on both the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

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