Public Engagement - Success Stories

John Pattison
John Pattison
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These success stories will help you learn how to create public engagement processes that truly listen to neighbors and endeavor to meet their needs in your city or town.

"Neighborhoods First: A low risk, high return strategy for a better Brainerd"

This report on a creative pilot project in Brainerd, Minnesota, shows how a community can grow stronger by making small, incremental investments over time. 

"'Public engagement' is about knowing your neighbors, not planning a meeting."

Sal Galdamez is doing groundbreaking yet simple work to get to know neighbors and listen to their needs in his hometown of York, Pennsylvania.

"How this Texas Organization Partners Creative Citizens with Forward-Thinking Officials"

In this podcast, you'll hear from the executive director of City Makery, a non-profit organization in Laredo, Texas, that helps citizens become owners of their city and empowers them to effect change through public, private, academic, and philanthropic partnerships.


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