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Beyond the Vocal Few: Ideas To Encourage Broader Public Participation In Your Community


This 2-page document was used as a handout for the workshop entitled "Collaborative Governance in Local Government: Choosing Practice Models and Assessing Experience" given by Terry Amsler, Lisa Blomgren Bingham, and Malka Kopell at the 2006 NCDD Conference. The handout offers suggestions for achieving better representation in public involvement and civic engagement efforts that were compiled by the Institute for Local Government?’s Collaborative Governance Initiative.

The ideas outlined in the handout?were contributed by:
  • Raymond Colmenar, Associate Director, PolicyLink
  • Maria Rogers Pascua, Executive Director, Partnership for Immigrant?Leadership and Action
  • Connie Chan Robison, Executive Director, Center for Collaborative Planning
  • Terry Amsler, Director, Collaborative Governance Initiative,?Institute for Local Government

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? 2003-2007 National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation.
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