In this age of political polarization, local government can lead the way in defining a new civility. Effective, efficient, and well-attended public meetings are a critical component to shaping decisions across the region.

We convene local communities on critical issues and foster civic dialogue to maximize community engagement. GPCOG offers a suite of tools that meet the diverse range of municipal needs:

  • Consultation and training on best practices in community engagement
  • Acting as a neutral convener by planning and facilitating a single or series of meetings
  • Designing and running public processes
  • Providing engagement technology such as keypad polling/

Recently, facilitator Craig Freshley offered leadership training to a group of board chairs and vice chairs.  Craig has researched the issue extensively. Highlights of his recommendations can be found here.

Looking for community engagement and facilitation services in your community? Contact GPCOG Project Manager Zoe Miller at zmiller@gpcog.org.