A Story About Making Public Participation More Accessible
Traditional opportunities for civic engagement can be intimidating, time consuming, and characterized by a restricted conversation. When few people turn out to provide input, the voice of the community defaults to few.
Local government needs fresh ways to engage a wider swath of residents in the civic process. But, just how do you reach residents who are:
- Uncomfortable with government?
- Intimidated by the subject matter?
- Unavailable during regularly scheduled meeting times?
- Restricted by childcare needs or other responsibilities?
Join us on Thursday, December 13, to hear from the City of Goodyear, Arizona, and to Meet TOM (Topics on the Move), a unique engagement tool deployed in the City of Goodyear, to collect public input where stakeholders are found. Through TOM, they’ve been making strides to enrich resident engagement by making participation more accessible to its residents through continuous improvements. Find out how they’re doing it and get tips and tricks to foster creativity in transforming your city’s outreach efforts into more valuable engagement tools.
In this session, you’ll learn:
- The difference between outreach and engagement.
- Strategies to reduce frustration and fear of citizen input.
- Techniques to create more effective engagement tools.
Have questions? Contact Ryan Spillers, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or pocket it for now until the Q&A during the live session!
- December 13, 2018
- 01:00 pm 02:00 pm ET
- Registration Deadline: 12/13/2018
- Member Price:$49.00