Rewind: Remote Meetings – Increasing Public Participation By Up to 800%

Posted on September 22, 2020

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This webinar originally aired on September 22, 2020.

In 2017 Lakewood, Colorado became the first city in the country to allow online participation in the days preceding public hearings. Within a year, citizen participation was up by nearly 800% and nearly 90% of all hearing participation was online.

The online platform, designed by city staff, was created to enable online commenting, promote inclusivity and convenience, and allow improved agenda management. The design reduces staff workloads and is simple for elected officials and the public to use.

Learn about the online platform created to significantly increase participation and how it is solving the new challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis. Join leaders from Lakewood, Colorado, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado, along with the team who built the platform.

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  1. Travis Parker
  2. Lauren Mikulak
  3. Jason Sperling


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