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Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Angelica Wedell, Communications Director at Polco. Connect with Angelica on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.  What I’m listening to: The School of Greatness Podcast What I’m reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less What I’m doing: Plotting and planning for 2024   Innovative local governments are amping up...

#CityHallSelfie Day on August 15, 2022 was a huge success - people from across the world took a minute to snap a selfie in front of their local government building. We'll announce some winners each day so we can remember all of the great selfies that were shared on the big day. See all the...

This post is shared from ELGL's friends at CitizenLab; check out Part I in the series here! Written in collaboration with the Department of Civic Things, part two of this series explores defining engagement and designing a sustainable and effective engagement strategy for your government agency. It covers the tactics you need to design a...

This guide was shared with ELGL by our friends at CitizenLab. Written in collaboration with the Department of Civic Things, part one of this two-part series explores the steps you need to take to create a sustainable and effective community engagement strategy for your government agency. In this guide you'll find: Tips to better understand...

How we can partner with artists and culture-bearers to increase the power of municipal engagement processes? Many have not lived through a time in history when engaging the community in critical conversations has been both so hard - and so needed - all at the same time.  But if there is a silver lining to...

#CityHallSelfie Day on August 13, 2021 was a huge success - people from across the world took a minute to snap a selfie in front of their local government building. We'll announce some winners each day so we can remember all of the great selfies that were shared on the big day. See all the...

ELGL is pleased to offer another pilot program for our members. Innocode is offering three free citizen engagement platforms to local governments in the US. This Norwegian-based company seeks to learn more about US local government citizen engagement after great success in Norwegian communities.  Innocode’s citizen engagement platform facilitates collaboration between city government, voluntary organizations,...

Kevin Lyons CEO & Co-Founder FlashVote LinkedIn Pizza, beer, & public input. Kevin Lyons, CEO & Co-Founder of FlashVote, joins the podcast to discuss community engagement. He highlights common mistakes made with various types of communication channels as well as mistakes organizations make in town halls, social media, online forums, and surveys. Kevin also shares...

Ashley Traynum-Carson Communication Specialist City of Asheville, NC LinkedIn Jay Dawkins CEO Public Input LinkedIn | Twitter From public meetings to communications. Two guests joined the podcast to talk about how communication and engagement has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashley Traynum-Carson, Communication Specialist for the City of Asheville, North Carolina, and Jay Dawkins, CEO...

This article was written by Inga Cushman, City of Milton, WI / Administrative Services Director. Inga wrote this article as part of the Community Engagement Cohort. Read all the articles from the cohort. Connect with Inga on LinkedIn. I’m Inga Cushman, and I live and work in the City of Milton, Wisconsin. My title is “Administrative...

Becky Hirst Community Engagement Consultant LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Tips for Video Conferencing. Becky Hirst, Community Engagement Consultant from McLaren Vale, South Australia, joined the podcast to talk about her work as a community engagement consultant and her new e-book covering video conferencing etiquette. She discussed how she works with communities to inform the...

In this series, guest columnists choose to reflect on one of three prompts provided by ELGL Co-Founder Kent Wyatt. This week, Eric S. Trevan, Ph.D., Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College, writes about using data to enhance decision-makings. Sign up to be the next guest columnist for the ‘I Have to Ask’ column. Reflecting...

As part of our mission to help our members find joy in public service, ELGL offers high-quality, accessible, affordable learning opportunities in a variety of formats. This month, we're opening applications to our next Level Up Cohort, a three-month program to help local governments adapt to online community engagement, learn the basics, and create a...

These are the notes from the April 3, 2020 virtual hangout on local government community engagement during COVID-19. Virtual Hangout Notes: Community Engagement Friday, April 3, 2020 Special Guest: Karen Tapahe, City of Provo, UT Introduction by Allie Breyer, ELGL’s Digital Coordinator. Today’s special guest is Karen Tapahe with the City of Provo, UT. What...

Brought to you by US Practice Lead, Amanda Nagl of Bang the Table. As 2020 is quickly approaching, we can’t help but reflect on the incredible year we have seen for our clients and Bang the Table family in the digital engagement and consultation world.  2019 was a year of growth and tremendous progress in...

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