As local leaders grapple with a tough economy, the Center for Community Vitality has issued a series of tip sheets for local leaders on engaging with the public to make better informed, sustainable decisions. Civic engagement is always important, but it's especially so during these difficult times of budget cuts when publicly funded organizations must do more with less.
Written by Leadership & Civic Engagement educators, the tip sheets provide ideas for conducting effective community meetings, resolving differences and improving outcomes. We hope Extension educators and regional directors will pass these tip sheets on to the local leaders they work with, including elected officials. Extension staff should also find these tip sheets useful in their work. View the tip sheets on the Extension website under the U-Connect program in Community Vitality.
Mary Ann Hennen
Area Program Leader, Leadership & Civic Engagement