11:00am - 12:00pm
Even at the best of times, authentic, inclusive, and effective public engagement looks very different from traditional, 3-minutes-at-a-microphone, public comment. The COVID-19 era has pushed engagement practices to the virtual realm, with this change likely remaining to some degree. Furthermore, complex issues like housing, homelessness, public safety, workforce development, and the gig economy have been amplified and remain at the forefront of many communities. To address these challenges, local governments must commit to engaging a more diverse cross-section of residents as partners in both policymaking and program delivery. The good news is that a year apart has made many residents more interested in their communities than ever. This webinar will explore creative ways local leaders have built community in the last year, bringing residents together even when they’re forced to be apart.
May 18, 2021 | 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET
Series – Connectivity & COVID-19: A Year Later
Close and consistent connection to the communities you serve sets local government apart from national or even state government. However, this has made the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19 even more difficult for communities. ELGL and the Davenport Institute are excited to come together again for a five-part webinar series exploring how local leaders have maintained connection over the past year and what lessons can be applied moving forward.
April 27 – Meeting Public Access Obligations
May 4 – Mastering Virtual Communications
May 11 – WFH Team Building
May 18 – Building Community and Rebuilding Connections
May 25 – Survey Findings: COVID’s Lasting Legacy for Local Government
All sessions are at 11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET. Recordings will be made available following the live event.