Engaged communities are stronger communities.  But getting people to engage isn’t easy…especially when the typical methods for community engagement are stale, time consuming, and often uninspiring.

Have you ever gone to make a public comment at a commissioner’s meeting?  If you are in the minority of locals who even know where and when to show up, you would still have to take off from work to wait half a day to make a two minute comment to a group of officials who likely already have decided how they plan to vote.

It’s no wonder that so many community members feel there’s a gaping void between themselves and the leaders who make decisions for them.  And by extension, many feel disconnected from their local issues and discouraged from getting involved.

 There has to be a better way.

By The New Tropic