Ricky Porco is a native New Yorker and an alumni of James Madison University. He adds significant grassroots organizing experience and an unmatched devotion to civic technology to our team. Starting with pickup games of basketball on the playground as a kid, Ricky always took great pleasure in organizing people around him and building community. His enthusiasm for improving communication on a local level compelled him to become a leader of the CommonPlace movement in its earliest days, and his commitment to building helpful and useful civic technology has grown stronger every day since. Through his work in civic technology Ricky has developed a distinct appreciation for the fact that change of any great magnitude starts locally, right here in our own backyards.