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In City Hall, Women Make History

In City Hall, Women Make History

-The Polco Minute #9 with Angelica Wedell-


Keep on top of the latest best practices and news in local government and civic engagement.

In this episode, we hear how women are making history in City Hall. Next, we’ll learn about the challenges that local governments face when it comes to streamlining community engagement apps.  Last, we share ideas for using your agency to get results.

In City Hall, Women Make History 

-By Sarah Holder and Alastair Boone, Bloomberg CityLab-

More women are on track to be elected mayor in the top 100 cities than ever before—in some major cities, for the first time. But not before overcoming some major hurdles. Read more.

5 Ways to Streamline Your Community Engagement Tools

-By Brian Smith, Polco-

The average local government organization has dozens of different community engagement platforms and services. For every feature you can imagine, there is a tool. Sure, you could do the job with 20 different apps, spread across all your departments. But truth be told, juggling all of that is overwhelming and expensive. One community engagement platform can save you time, reduce headaches, and consolidate your engagement efforts. Read more

You have Agency. Here’s how to Use It 

-By The Eblin Group-

You have agency. I have agency. We all have agency – the capability to act to produce a particular result. That can be hard to remember when you’re in the middle of a complex organization with a lot of opportunities and challenges. In a situation like that it’s too easy to give your agency away. Nothing good comes from giving your agency away. It’s like a muscle. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Read more.

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