Tag: Kettering

Searching for Common Ground

February 27, 2020

The country is polarized, but it is still possible to have meaningful conversations that lead to common ground on challenging and potentially divisive issues. At least, that’s the idea behind...

What Would Teddy Do? By David Mathews

September 25, 2019

David Mathews, President of the Kettering Foundation, was a keynote speaker at the 2019 All-America City Awards and Event. His remarks centered around one of the National Civic League’s Co-Founders,...

Elected officials share successes, challenges with public engagement

December 30, 2018

Public engagement matters when tackling important issues in local government, elected officials agreed recently. Whether local governments want to increase taxes or develop a master plan, public input has been...

City Managers and Civic Engagement

December 21, 2018

How do city managers engage a public that often seems sidelined and reluctant to get involved? What happens when interrelated networks of people engage around the shared challenge of addressing...

Learning About Democratic Practices with City Managers

August 24, 2018

The National Civic League is working with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation to organize “learning exchanges” to explore the ways professional city managers engage with members of the public to...

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