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Company name:  

  • PlaceSpeak Inc.

Company web address:  


Company Twitter handle: 

  • @PlaceSpeak

Company LinkedIn profile: 


Primary contact for ELGL members (full name + email address): 

  • Colleen Hardwick,

Write a haiku about your services:

  • collect relevant
    feedback from people
    within specific regions

Now share two sentences about what you do:

  • From city planning and transportation infrastructure to school districts and budgets, decision-makers need to know that they are hearing from real, relevant citizens within affected communities.
  • PlaceSpeak is an award-winning, location-based citizen engagement platform designed to facilitate online consultations with people within specific geographic or jurisdictional boundaries, such as cities, neighbourhoods, regions, and more.

If your CEO were a character on “West Wing,” who would they be and why?

  • Sam Seaborn. Relentlessly optimistic, hopeful and driven despite facing down political cynicism and declining public trust, PlaceSpeak Founder and CEO Colleen Hardwick channels her inner Sam by envisioning the potential for genuine dialogue between decision-makers and citizens. By creating technology that supports transparent, accountable and defensible public policy decisions, people are empowered to have an impact on the communities where they live, work, and play.

Please name two ELGL member local governments that use your product/service.

  • Unfortunately, not applicable at present.
  • We’d love to work with more member local governments!