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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 17 June 2021
What does 2020 Census data mean for public engagement?

As the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy, the US Census Bureau will be releasing its decennial data this fall. What does that mean for government organizations’ public engagement efforts?Integrating 2020 Census Data Into Plans & ProgramsOnce 2020 Census data is released, government organizations will have a once-a-decade opportunity to...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 21 May 2021
How the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is creating unique opportunities to improve public engagement

State and local governments will procure $119 billion in technology products and services this year, according to Government Technology. Many of these services will be paid for using funds through the $1.9 trillion federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Keep reading to see how government organizations are planning to allocate ARPA funding and the growing...

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Sunshine Week 2021 guest blog
Posted by Hunter Gardner | 19 March 2021
Virtual Meetings and Sunshine Laws

Every state has open government laws regarding requirements and policies for public records and public meetings. A year ago, during Sunshine Week 2020, most states enacted emergency orders to rescind those laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For state and local governments in particular, agencies and personnel were faced with an unprecedented challenge to manage...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 08 March 2021
8 Women who Paved the Way for Civil Rights and a More Inclusive Government

As we strive everyday to work toward a more equitable future, we can't help but reflect on the many women who we have to thank for paving the way to an inclusive world. March is a month-long celebration of the contributions of countless women who have made our world a better place.  As part of...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 26 February 2021
Making The Invisible Visible: A Look at Diversity in Local Government and Equity in Community Engagement in 2020

The Diversity Dashboard is a year-round project conducted by ELGL, made possible by their staff and First started in 2018, the Diversity Dashboard is the first ever national data collection on the gender, race, age, and veteran status of local government employees. In 2020, overall participation in the Diversity Dashboard doubled from 2019, with...

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Posted by Hunter Gardner | 09 February 2021
NCHRP Project “Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success” To Enter Next Phase of MPO Outreach

Information Forums will be open to all MPOs and partners to participate in nationwide research project. The first forum, on micromobility, has been announced: RSVP here. February 9, 2021 Washington, D.C.: The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is launching the next phase of NCHRP 08-122, “Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success”, carried out...

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