Today, governments across the country are adopting public participation ordinances and creating guidelines to better engage their residents in making decisions. To continue to encourage this trend, IAP2 USA has created a new government membership. For one flat rate, all employees within the organization can receive the following IAP2 member benefits.
Upcoming Online Government Community of Practice
The Government Community of Practice is focused on the needs of public engagement professionals in local government. If you are a Government member and want to learn from your colleagues, this group is for you!
We host government employees from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to confront and explore issues and techniques relevant to government affairs. Keep your eyes peeled for our next event!
Our next event is due to take place in July of 2017!
Any government entity governed by a publicly elected body. (For example, cities, counties, regional authorities, school districts, publically-owned utilities, state and federal agencies.) If a bureau/department of a government entity wants to sign up there must be a minimum of 1,000 employees within that bureau/department. Smaller bureaus/departments can still join as a group membership where the fee is based on the actual number of members participating.
What people are saying...
“The City of Fort Lauderdale’s motto is ‘We Build Community.’ The City understands that effective community building requires active and thoughtful public participation. IAP2 gives our community leaders the resources and knowledge to reach our neighbors and build community in a comprehensive and inclusive manner.” – Ryan Henderson, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"The City of Longmont is dedicated to genuine community involvement of our residents in their government. IAP2 gives our local facilitators wonderful resources, articles, training and a network to be able to reach out from our city into the rest of the world of public participation."
– Sandra Seader, Assistant City Manager, City of Longmont, Colorado
Joining is simple. Simply go to the Online Application for Government Agencies, and select the government membership level based on the total number of employees in the organization. After you pay by credit card or request an invoice, simply send us a list of employees who would like to be added to the membership directory and receive our monthly e-news. Then get ready and participate to learn how you can create healthier communities through enhanced civic engagement.
Show the Nation your community's support for Civic Engagement!
Mayor's across the country are taking the IAP2 USA's Core Values Pledge (Word doc, select cancel to download) by signing a proclamation promising their community will include residents in making decisions that affect them. If your community is interested in taking the Pledge, contact IAP2 USA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can join IAP2 USA without signing the Pledge. However, as an extra bonus for joining our grassroots coalition for enhanced public participation, your organization will receive a 10% discount on the first year of membership.