So what lessons did we learn from conducting numerous Civic Superhero Training events? Here are my top pieces of advice for engaging with your community.
Posts Tagged: public participation
Our communities are full of caring, motivated people. So how can we facilitate their origin stories? How can we empower our local heroes with what they need to make an impact on our communities?
Sound public decision-making that embraces public participation is needed at a time when trust in government is at an all-time low. You need a diverse team to improve your practices and adapt to the next big change.
What the community really wants to know is how their input was incorporated into the project. Here are some practical ways to visualize community feedback.
A digital public event needs a checklist to ensure that you’ve considered everything needed to host a productive conversation.
Why do governments at all levels make it so difficult for those affected by policy decisions to affect those decisions?
Though informing is the first rung in the public participation ladder, it is the second step, consulting, that two—way communication and the promises it entails become paramount. The IAP2 says that the purpose of consulting is “To obtain public feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions.” In essence, agencies enabling this kind of participation are promisingRead… Read more »
There are many roles for social media within government agencies. Joshua Joseph of the Partnership for Public Service is spearheading research into one area: improving operations. We had a lively, discursive conversation yesterday not only about how social media can be used at various points in an agency’s project life-cycle, but about how the PartnershipRead… Read more »
By Alex Moll, Communications Officer, eRulemaking Program Management Office Next week, the eRulemaking Program Management Office (PMO) will release the first installment in a series of website developments scheduled over the course of 2012 as part of a redesign of Regulations.gov. The substantial redesign aims to effectively re-launch Regulations.gov to meet the goals of SectionRead… Read more »
The White House announced a new opportunity for the public to get involved with the Open Government Initiative. In a recent blog post, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator, Cass Sunstein asked for public feedback “on ideas related to two of the key challenges – improving publicRead… Read more »