Building Engaged Communities P1
Getting People Involved
The engagement of citizens is critical to a healthy democratic society. Engagement is about connections and interactions, building relationships among people who work together for a common goal. It’s about encouraging participation – determining local priorities and then getting everyone involved in planning, developing policy, and making decisions. It’s about acknowledging local expertise and acting on it. Engagement is as much about the process as the results. Overall, it’s about making your community a better place to live.
Images courtesy Karl Hele and Sandra Leone