• Explore how Lancaster, TX builds and sustains strong relationships within their community to avoid racial unrest
  • Study how Athens, TN uses deliberative democracy to increase and facilitate healthy citizen engagement
  • Use the tools and techniques shared by practitioners to draft a plan to build strong relationships and better citizen engagement in your community


We often learn best through the experiences of our peers and colleagues.  In part 2, find out how your fellow local government leaders, built strong relationships in their communities that led to success in navigating some of today’s toughest issues.