Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership works with local governments, non-profit organizations, and residents to both promote and support constructive and broad-based civic involvement in decisions that affect people where they live and work.
Special Feature: Resident Engagement During COVID-19
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To help build stronger communities in California by promoting public participation in local governance.
To be a champion of public engagement as a 21st century leadership skill for local governments and residents to succeed together.
The Davenport Institute offers to help local and regional leaders improve their public engagement skills.
We offer a variety of resources to help design, deliver, and promote inclusive, authentic, and effective public engagement.
Greater public participation and trust in local government fosters more effective local representative democracy in California. Public engagement is a game changer for the good and the Davenport Institute is leading this change."
City Manager of Santa Monica (retired) Member, Davenport Institute Advisory Council