Join us for this week’s headlines in local government with The Polco Minute.
In this week’s episode, we share how we can protect our Asian American communities from violence. Next, we travel to Middleton, Wisconsin to learn how local government leaders have found new ways to connect with residents. Last, we take a look at how parks and libraries can work together for a greater good.
“In this day and age, it’s incumbent to not just let the squeaky wheel dominate the conversation. Our role as local government leaders is to solicit discussion and engender the voices of all,” said Mike Davis, City Administrator of Middleton, Wisconsin. Since 2016 the City of Middleton has elevated resident voices through embracing the Polco online community engagement platform. Middleton has used the platform to poll residents, as well as to conduct scientific benchmarking surveys of resident needs. Read more.