Webinar: Engaging Along the Road to Reopening
10:00am - 11:00am
August 19, 2020
10 PT/Noon CT/1 ET
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As local governments receive ever-changing orders from state and county health departments about reopening and scaling back reopening, they face a two-fold challenge. On the one hand, they are often conveying information about decisions (sometimes unpopular decisions) that have already been made by public health experts and officials. On the other hand, they continue to be the government closest to the community, with a responsibility to engage resident insights and concerns in decisions that impact the community. What is the appropriate role of the citizen in wrestling with tradeoffs between physical health, mental health, job loss, education options, and more? Is there a way to truly engage residents in these policy decisions?