Term Community Involvement Programs
Code TQ-1500
Definition Programs that seek to ensure broad participation by community residents in government decision making and the political process by encouraging them to serve on government boards and commissions; attend public hearings, council meetings, town meetings, school board meetings and other forums in which public policy issues are being discussed and decisions are being made; communicate with elected officials via correspondence, email, telephone or other means; participate in programs designed to familiarize people with local government departments, facilities and services; and use other similar vehicles to become proactively involved in community affairs.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 7/12/16
Use References Citizen Engagement Programs
Citizen Involvement Programs
Citizen Participation in Public Decision Making
Citizen Participation Programs
Civic Participation Programs
Public Participation Programs
See Also References Community Engagement Program Development (TP-5900.6500-100)
Forum Theater (TA-8500.2000)
Voter Registration Drives (TQ-1800.8800)
External Classification Terms Citizen Participation (NPC W08.02)
Citizen Participation (NTE W24)
Family Community Support (ACH H-01)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Citizen Participation, Building Your Community's Problem Solving Capacities: Insights From Community Services", National Civic League website, http://www.ncl.org/ncl/cat3.html NOTE: this document is no longer available.

"Citizen Participation in Public Decision Making" edited by Jack Desario and Stuart Langton, Publisher's description. Greenwood Publishing Group website, http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/DCZ/.aspx

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