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Public engagement strategies

How do you engage with the public?

Elected officials and leaders of organizations face hard decisions that affect communities and the people who live there. Bringing together experience, information and diverse perspectives in a respectful process allows communities to reach decisions that are more thoughtful, broadly supported and ultimately sustainable.

The process and how a leader makes their choices can increase public trust and support for decisions. Use the below community resources to learn strategies for involving and engaging with the public, planning and facilitating meetings and making group decisions.

Public involvement strategy

Meeting planning and facilitation

Group decisions

Leadership and civic engagement educators

Leadership and civic engagement (LCE) educators work across the state of Minnesota. They provide educational programs and consultations that help communities solve problems and make decisions.

Contact an educator near you or program leader Holli Arp.

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