Golden Governance is a joint project of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). In difficult economic times, cities, towns and counties across California are rethinking how they tackle some of their toughest challenges. The result is a new collaborative approach to governance, which includes greater public participation in decision-making and service delivery.

This blog offers a place where local leaders and community members from around California can share their Stories of Success as they work together in new ways to provide services and solve problems.

New to Golden Governance? Check out our report "Golden Governance: Building Effective Public Engagement in California."

Do you have a Story of Success or a Hard Learned Lesson of your own? You can share them here by submitting your story to Senior Editor Ashley Trim via or by sharing them on our facebook page.