Bonding: The glue that brought the City and community together

The City of Hickory created an inclusive community through four innovative strategies during the Bond process....

Jan 1, 2016

The City of Hickory created an inclusive community through four innovative strategies during the Bond process: City staff held 65+ informative, citizens’ briefing presentations, before the referendum; from those, a community group stepped up to get the bond referendum passed; the City created a Bond Implementation Commission of 42 diverse community members, engaging them in the bond process, developing subcommittees for each project; and, realization that online budget transparency for the bonds, and ultimately, the City budget, is a vital part of creating an inclusive and engaged community.

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