Strong communities recognize the need for, value of, and strength in a broad and inclusive engaged citizenry. There are major benefits of an involved citizenry in a community’s decision making processes. Implementing a strategy to achieve this will take time and likely be challenged by individuals and organizations. The following are important points to consider.
In many communities across the country, the majority of citizens aren’t engaged in the decision ?making processes in their communities. Though aptly illustrated by the current historically low percentage of individuals voting in national, state, and local elections, the issue goes much deeper than voting.