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Road Work Ahead

Road Work Ahead

Construction Season: Public Engagement Doesn't Stop At Project Development. For local governments and state ...
Equity In Planning

Equity In Planning

Get ahead of the 2020 Census Data Release  In our recent webinar, Census 2020: Opportunities for Equity in ...
City of Austin, TX Celebrates “Hyperlocal” Engagement

City of Austin, TX Celebrates “Hyperlocal” Engagement

Every 10 years the City of Austin, TX engages in a long-range planning effort that is designed to guide the ...
What does 2020 Census data mean for public engagement?

What does 2020 Census data mean for public engagement?

As the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy, the US Census Bureau will be ...
How the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is creating unique opportunities to improve public engagement

How the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is creating unique opportunities to improve public engagement

  State and local governments will procure $119 billion in technology products and services this year, ...
Virtual Meetings and Sunshine Laws

Virtual Meetings and Sunshine Laws

Every state has open government laws regarding requirements and policies for public records and public meetings. A ...
Making The Invisible Visible: A Look at Diversity in Local Government and Equity in Community Engagement in 2020

Making The Invisible Visible: A Look at Diversity in Local Government and Equity in Community Engagement in 2020

The Diversity Dashboard is a year-round project conducted by ELGL, made possible by their staff and ...
Balancing Virtual Engagement and Measurable Results

Balancing Virtual Engagement and Measurable Results

Balancing Virtual Engagements and Measurable Results White Paper The rapid adoption of virtual engagement ...
NCHRP Project “Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success” To Enter Next Phase of MPO Outreach

NCHRP Project “Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success” To Enter Next Phase of MPO Outreach

Information Forums will be open to all MPOs and partners to participate in nationwide research project. The first ...
GovLove Podcast: Community Engagement During COVID-19

GovLove Podcast: Community Engagement During COVID-19

Ashley Traynum-Carson from The City of Asheville recently joined PublicInput.com CEO Jay Dawkins on GovLove, the ...
When things go sideways, rebuilding trust starts local

When things go sideways, rebuilding trust starts local

Yesterday, an unprecedented attack on our nation’s capitol left many of us shocked, saddened, and ...
Leverage EJSCREEN data in PublicInput.com – meet the Environmental Data Module

Leverage EJSCREEN data in PublicInput.com – meet the Environmental Data Module

Measurable Equity Starts Here You work hard to make sure your public engagement efforts are ...
Navigating the “new NEPA” — What MPOs & DOTs Need To Know

Navigating the “new NEPA” — What MPOs & DOTs Need To Know

The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) — a pillar of environmental law that has undergone little reform ...
5 signs that virtual public meetings are here to stay

5 signs that virtual public meetings are here to stay

Mixed-mode surveying — using a variety of traditional and virtual tactics — is a proven public engagement best ...
Introducing Meeting Coach and simplified virtual meeting management

Introducing Meeting Coach and simplified virtual meeting management

Virtual public meetings are not easy. There, we said it.  Despite any claim to the contrary from conferencing ...
Virtual Public Meetings: New legal guidance for Community Engagement

Virtual Public Meetings: New legal guidance for Community Engagement

Find the legal guidelines for your state in hosting virtual public meetings for community engagement Below, we've ...
From the Success Team: Best practices for hosting a virtual public meeting

From the Success Team: Best practices for hosting a virtual public meeting

Nationwide, agencies are transitioning to virtual meetings and many are left with guesswork when it comes to ...
New solutions to address virtual public meeting challenges

New solutions to address virtual public meeting challenges

In light of the recent FBI warning against publicly sharing video conference service links, we’ve received an ...
Announcing Virtual Meeting Tools: Integrated live stream, webinars, and screen sharing

Announcing Virtual Meeting Tools: Integrated live stream, webinars, and screen sharing

In light of the coronavirus, government organizations are finding themselves in a new landscape when it comes to ...

Engage using standard survey question formats that you’re used to with consumer survey tools. From the single and multi-select, to Likert, slider, and text input formats, you’ve got the basics covered.