Community Involvement

In a democracy, community involvement is key to making good decisions.  But securing the active involvement of citizens can be a challenge in our fast-paced world. The people who show up at community meetings aren’t the only ones with an interest.  Learn more about strategies for improving community involvement.

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Who Should Be Your Spokesperson In A Crisis? [Checklist]

Spokespeople play a key role in shaping how citizens and the media perceive the local government's crisis management activities.

Civic Engagement: 10 Questions to Shape an Effective Plan

There are lots of ways to engage your public. But what does it mean to "engage?"

Local Gov Life: Podcast Episode 1-Community and Organizational Volunteerism

Episode 1 takes an in-depth look at volunteering and how communities attract and manage volunteers.

City of Austin Neighborhood Partnering Program

Through fostering collaboration between neighborhood groups the City of Austin has created the Neighborhood Partnering Program which serves