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Community Engagement in Government

Local, state, provincial and federal governments around the world are getting more people involved in planning projects, city development and community consultations through online engagement. Bringing the conversation online, government organisations can broaden their audience for a more complete sampling of public opinion. By empowering residents with an easy and secure way to participate online, organisations build community capacity and improve democracy as a whole.

“For us, it was about moving away from lengthy online surveys, and thinking about doing things in a more engaging way to understand people’s views and ideas.”
– Anna Miller, Research Team Manager at Cheshire West and Chester Council

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See how government organisations around the world are using the EngagementHQ platform to create a dedicated online space for community engagement.

Kingston Upon Thames | UK
Welcome to Kingston: Let’s talk. This site will help you find and participate in discussions and consultations that interest you in Kingston.
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Cheshire West and Chester | UK
Participate Now will help you find and take part in consultation and engagement activities that interest you.
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City of Moonee Valley | AUS
This is a platform where Council and the community can come together to discuss important projects, share visions and contribute to making Moonee Valley a great place to live, work, study and play.
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City of Longmont | US
The City of Longmont encourages and welcomes its residents to be involved in all aspects of city government. Getting involved begins with a click.
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Icon Success StorySuccess Story: Cheshire West and Chester Council

How Cheshire West and Chester Council Created Community Connections in Unexpected Ways

With a focus on creating connections between community members, organizations, and partners, Cheshire West and Chester Council developed sustainable strategies to address issues that affected the social, economic, and environmental well-being of their constituents.

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Find a wealth of information, research and best practices to inspire your digital engagement program.

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Engaging with Indigenous Australia
In support of NAIDOC week, we hosted a discussion panel to understand how we should be engaging with Indigenous Australians.
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Engagement 101: The Key Questions Answered
What is community engagement, how do you do it, why is it important and what are the benefits?
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