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Community engagement research and news for local government leaders

Polco’s New AI-Powered Data Analyst Provides Actionable Insights for Governments

Polco is excited to announce a new AI tool built on trusted nationwide public sector data that provides powerful analytic and decision-making capabilities. Personified as "Polly," Polco's conversational AI data analyst answers public sector leaders' most pressing questions with unparalleled, real-time performance management data, comparisons, and historical trends. You now can now have a personal AI data analyst on your team. Coming soon!

3-21-24 webinar banner_prepare age friendly community-cobranded (1)-jpgLast Chance to Register! How To Prepare and Create an Age-Friendly Community Webinar

Tomorrow—Join Polco and USAging for an important webinar that explores how local governments can prepare for an aging American population. For the first time in United States history, there will soon be more adults over 65 than children under 18. Now is the best time to get your community ready to accommodate the needs of older adults of today and tomorrow.

Register before it’s too late!

Latest Articles and Research

Learn more about community engagement and data trends leaders should know.


Case Studies

How Santa Barbara County Made a Large-Scale Rezoning Project Easier With Housing Simulation Tech

The County simplified a massive rezoning project with a tool that visualized their options and did the math for them.



How To Improve Workplace Communication Culture With Modern Messaging Tech

How do local governments build a healthy workplace communication culture despite the overwhelming noise in our professional lives?

2-29 Vibrant Downtowns Webinar Blog Feature with DCI (1)

On-Demand Webinar

Top Ten Ways To Build a Successful and Vibrant Downtown

A recent analysis of Polco’s database reveals what makes a vibrant downtown. Plus, experts weigh in on what revitalization strategies worked well in their communities.

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Remote Work in Local Gov: Yay or Nay?

North Las Vegas Public Works director Dale Daffern joins the podcast to tackle the hot topic of remote work in the public sector.

Join the Movement to Improve Workplace Culture in the Public Sector

Coming May 9, to Madison, Wisconsin, CultureCon EdGov Summit will showcase the art and science of cultivating thriving government and higher education workplaces. Healthy work culture results in high-quality services for residents. Get ideas on how you can make it better! Polco is proud to participate in the event where CEO Nick Mastronardi will present. 

Sign up with Polco to get 20% off registration.


How Local Governments Engage Residents on Polco 🏛 

We love to see what surveys cities come up with on their own. Check out some recent examples of how local governments use Polco to engage residents and get ideas for yourself! 

  • Scottsdale, AZ – Short Term Rentals Proposed Amendments 🏘️
  • Wendell, NC – published Town of Wendell, NC Public Art Survey 🎨
  • Kings Mountain, NC – Natural Gas Public Awareness Survey 💬
  • DeLand, FL – HR Training Feedback 👨‍💼
  • Jupiter, FL –  Parks and Recreation Master Plan 🌳


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