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Community Involvement in the City of Longmont: It All Started with RVs

Community members of Longmont noted the increase in recreational vehicles and some were beginning to consider their presence in neighborhoods a nuisance. The city drafted a policy to control it and expected it to be adopted with no issues.  Instead, people poured out to oppose the ordinance.  Learn how the City created a strategic community involvement approach for decision making.

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

7 months ago

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Online Engagement–Always? After? First? When?

We are looking forward to a lively discussion at the International Association of Public Participation’s (IAP2) USA conference this year exploring decision-making processes for when to go online and when to go in-person, or both, as far as community engagement is concerned.  We will discuss the difference if we were to approach design from a “digital first” perspective.  Join the session Online Engagement – Always? First? After? When? at IAP2 USA Conference on Friday, September 6 at 1 pm.

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

9 months ago

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Blending Face-to-Face and Digital Engagement

Good community engagement involves both online and in-person methods. Great community engagement, however, blends the two methods together–giving the community a seamless continuum of ways to participate. 

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

12 months ago

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Resilient Together: Building a Resilience Strategy

Building Resilience Strategy – Resilience has many definitions. Urban resilience is about a city’s ability to bounce back from change whether the change is anticipated or when city officials and residents are surprised by it.

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

3 years ago

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Football Pads For Community Engagement, Bad Idea? (Article Summary)

For all of us who have worked in the field of community engagement—local government, or otherwise—we instinctively know the difference in playing offense or defense with our tactics and communications. It goes without saying that organizational reputation, values and community trust are always of utmost importance and guide our entire playbook. In any given play, […]

Amanda Nagl

Amanda Nagl

3 years ago

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