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Community engagement research and news for local government leaders
Tackling Government’s Wicked Challenges
Today’s societal concerns may feel nearly impossible to overcome. But there is a proven formula local governments can use to tackle the most wicked challenges of our era—from a changing climate to economic concerns. Join us for an upcoming webinar presented by National League of Cities to learn new strategies.
National Research Center at Polco reports that engaging employees drives retention. In this episode, the Polco marketing crew discusses the team's dynamics and why workplace assessments are valuable to local governments. Listen
Latest Articles and Research
Learn more about community engagement insights and trends leaders should know.
Balancing Act, which is now part of Polco, co-released a white paper with GovTech companies Envisio and Questica that shows local governments how to bring the budgeting process into the modern age. Old fashion budgeting methods make it difficult for stakeholders to get on the same page. This leads to a budget that does not fully support strategic goals. The white paper, A Roadmap for Real Collaboration in Budgeting, gives readers a straightforward guide to align decision-makers around what is most important.
How Local Governments Engage Residents on Polco 🏛
We love to see what surveys cities come up with on their own. Check out some of these recent examples of how communities use Polco to survey residents and get ideas for yourself!
St. Anthony, MN - Community Input Survey on Climate Planning 🌳
Roselle, IL - What Makes Roselle a Great Place to Live? 🏘
Decatur, GA - Adoption of Proposed 23-24 Budget Survey 💵
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