CommonPlace’s Falls Church launch was featured in the Falls Church News-Press:
Falls Church’s Peter Davis, a 2008 graduate of George Mason High School, has teamed with his Harvard University roommate to launch a new on-line community organizing effort called “Common Place America,” and they’re chosen the City of Falls Church as their second community to begin their efforts.
The Falls Church website, which is designed to serve as a way for residents to share and receive information about things as routine as a lost cat, or a public event, to either fellow residents of specific neighborhoods, or community-wide. “It’s success will depend on our ability to sign up 1,000 to 2,000 people to participate, Davis told the News-Press. The Falls Church site lit up on New Year’s Day, and Davis is spending his January break from Harvard in Falls Church generating interest by leafleting door-to-door with fellow GMHS Class of 2008 friends, and meeting with local leaders and groups. Falls Church residents can sign up at www.FallsChurch.OurCommonPlace.com.
Also, here’s how I pitched CommonPlace to the City Council: