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May is National Bicycle Month: Engage Your Residents with Improved Bike Infrastructure!

2024-04-30T17:20:47+00:00May 1st, 2024|cities, citizen participation|

Spring is here, and with it comes the urge to get outside and explore. Cycling offers a healthy, eco-friendly way for residents to navigate your municipality, but is your city ready to accommodate them? People for Bikes: A Resource for Your Community People for Bikes, a cycling advocacy group, provides valuable tools for both cyclists [...]

Pawtucket is OnBoard!

2023-08-24T15:58:25+00:00August 30th, 2023|boards and commissions, citizen participation, OnBoard, Uncategorized|

Pawtucket, Rhode Island: A City with a Rich History and a Bright Future Pawtucket, Rhode Island, has a population of over 75,000 people. Known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and home to the first fully mechanized cotton-spinning mill in the United States. Today, Pawtucket is a vibrant city with a diverse economy, [...]

What is Citizen Participation?

2023-06-28T18:38:04+00:00June 28th, 2023|citizen participation, transparency|

Citizen participation is a key benefit of transparency. Citizen participation really means that a person shares information with their government. Whether it's a phone call, text or email to a representative, participating in public comment in a meeting, or volunteering to serve on a committee, it's all about letting the government know something they might [...]

Boards and commissions and committees, oh my!

2023-06-30T18:07:47+00:00May 22nd, 2019|boards and commissions, citizen participation, OnBoard|

Do you know how many boards, commissions, and/or committees your town government has? Do you know what they do, or who's on them? These groups drill-down on specific interests for the governing body, such as housing, health, property assessment, etc. The members are volunteers who are appointed or assigned to focus on that specific subject, and [...]

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