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How Can Resident Feedback Help Inform American Rescue Plan Act Spending?

How Can Community Feedback Help Guide American Rescue Plan Act Spending?

-The Polco Minute with Angelica Wedell-


Watch the Polco Minute for up-to-date news on local government.

In this episode, we hear how local government leaders can tap into community feedback to help guide American Rescue Act Spending. Next, we explore how prioritizing staff can help us build stronger organizations. Last, we travel to New Orleans and Dallas County to learn how they are getting COVID-19 vaccination registrations right. 

How Can Community Feedback Help Guide American Rescue Plan Act Spending?

-By Angelica Wedell and Matt Fulton with Polco-

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides a unique opportunity for communities to benefit from federal resources. Local government leaders aim to spend this funding strategically to maximize its impact. Read more.

People First: The Road to Recovery

-By Kelly Houghteling, deputy town administrator of Wellington, Colorado, president of The League of Women in Government, writing for ICMA-

In March 2021, we hit the one-year mark of the pandemic reaching the United States. After a year of responding and pivoting, it is time to think about recovery, resiliency, and how to build back stronger communities. As local government leaders, this is the moment we should be leading rather than lagging to create stronger organizations by taking care of our staff. How can we pave the way for stronger organizations by prioritizing staff? Read more. 

How Two Local Governments Got Covid Vaccination Registrations Right

-By Andrea Noble with RouteFifty-

From system failures to overbooked appointments, the technology many governments relied on to manage vaccinations crashed and burned. But New Orleans and Dallas County found software that worked. Read more. 

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