The benefits of sustained, effective and inclusive public engagement are significant. However, investing time to understand what works and what might (or can) be improved is challenging. Here you will find resources to help measure success in your own community, examples of how ILG is evaluating our Public Engagement Program’s efforts and ideas for sustaining public engagement work.
Local agencies that take the time to assess their engagement strategies and activities are more likely to learn from their experiences and improve their future efforts. These resources and worksheets are designed to support local agencies as they explore how to measure success.
ILG’s Public Engagement Program continually seeks to understand our impact and trends in the public engagement field. The materials below highlight programmatic accomplishments as well as results of major surveys conducted in 2011 and 2015.