Promising Practices Webinar- Beyond Registration: The Importance of Voter Education

October 23, 2023

Speakers discussed innovative voter education efforts, delving into the crucial role of informed and engaged citizens in a thriving democracy. Attendees discovered the tools and strategies that are shaping the future of voter education, from understanding complex ballot initiatives to filtering out partisan mis- and dis-information.

So You Want to be a 2024 All-America City?

September 12, 2023

National Civic League staff went over the 2024 All-America City Award theme, criteria, important dates, and possible areas of focus. Previous AAC winning communities shared their experiences with applying and competing for the award.

Promising Practices Webinar: Journalism’s Role in Strengthening Local Democracy

August 22, 2023

This webinar will provided an overview of the reflections offered in a new collection of essays published by the Kettering Foundation, Reinventing Journalism to Strengthen Democracy: Insights from Innovators. Additionally, attendees heard examples of how innovative sources of local news are playing an important role in covering civic affairs in a way that is not only positive, but also encourages civic engagement by local residents.

Youth Councils: Harnessing the Power of Engaged Youth

July 20, 2023

During this webinar, speakers discussed the traits that effective youth councils share and what cities are doing to make their youth councils an authentic part of the decision-making process.

Overcoming Challenges to Build Better Public Meetings

May 10, 2023

This is the first webinar we are hosting for the AAA-ICDR supported project called ‘Democracy Innovations for Better Public Meetings’. We’ll explore local challenges and opportunities from an elected official, public engagement, and legal perspective.

Promising Practices Webinar: Cities Fortifying Democracy

May 8, 2023

May 16, 2023 This webinar featured the German Marshall Fund’s Cities Fortifying Democracy project. Attendees learned about key topics leaders need to pay attention to at the local level to fortify democracy. Leaders from Fort Collins, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota did a deeper dive on three of the focus areas–equity and inclusion; youth disengagement and activation of next generations; and next-level engagement.

Promising Practices Webinar: Community Engagement Strategies for Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy

April 25, 2023

In this webinar, attendees heard about the COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, an initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures. Attendees also heard from the leaders of Multicultural Coalition Inc., a community organization that has implemented innovative and inclusive strategies for making vaccines more accessible and utilized.

Promising Practices Webinar: Can Racial Equity Commissions Heal Communities?

February 13, 2023

In this webinar, experienced mediators, facilitators, and consultants in the fields of diversity, equity, and inclusion discussed the concept, how-tos, goals, and benefits of racial equity commissions. Attendees also heard from two members of the Salt Lake City Racial Equity in Policing Commission.

Promising Practices Webinar: Tackling Tough Issues Through Citizen Panels

January 12, 2023

Lottery-selected panels, often called citizens’ juries or citizens’ assemblies, are democratic systems that help governments tackle difficult policy questions by putting a representative group of residents at the center of governance. In this webinar, Healthy Democracy will explain lottery-selected panels, discussing the benefits and potential applications. We’ll also hear about two case studies out of Petaluma, California and Eugene, Oregon.

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