Connecticut Magazine recently debuted its "40 Under 40" list and guess who made the cut (and front cover)? Our very own Ben Berkowitz! He was listed as part of "a new generation of leaders full of energy, ideas and the determination to steer an unswerving course into the future." Congrats, Ben!
Berkowitz is CEO and a co-founder of SeeClickFix.com, a website that allows citizens to post word of problems in their neighborhoods'such as illegal dumping or dangerous potholes'that need attention. Fixes can come from town officials or others, such as neighbors with suitable skills for the job. The site has a secondary purpose of making local government more transparent. Berkowitz says the inspiration for his site sprang from a desire to improve his own community while working with his neighbors and his government. He was named Huffington Post's 2010 Tech Gamechanger.