Leading Local: Civility in Local Government
Strategies to Improve Civil Discourse in Public Meetings
Local governments across the state are experiencing increased vitriol, polarization and disruptions at their public meetings. Local officials and staff alike are eager to find policies, practices and other tools to manage public meetings that balance local governments’ ability to conduct effective meetings while also ensuring the public’s right to participate and desire to be heard. Join ILG for a discussion of communication strategies, governance policies and other resources to help promote civil discourse, encourage effective meetings and navigate disruptions.
- Shirley Concolino, former city clerk, City of Sacramento
- Amy Howorth, former councilmember, City of Manhattan Beach
- Melissa Kuehne, Senior Program Manager, Institute for Local Government
- Erica L. Manuel, CEO & Executive Director, ILG