The Davenport Institute works both directly and indirectly to support citizen engagement projects. We know the specific strengths of various methodologies and can serve as a "matchmaker" between municipalities and professional firms. We also connect creative leaders around the state with others who are looking for a more "home-grown" solution to their particular policy challenges.
The Davenport Institute offers a variety of seminars to help local and regional leaders improve their public engagement skills. Our seminars are geared toward mid-and upper-level department management, city and county managers, elected officials, civic leaders, and other leaders in local and regional government organizations as well as public safety personnel.