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Seeking Local Government with Community Involvement Guidelines or Policy

We have a new IAP2 USA member who is seeking examples of community guidelines or policies developed by local governments.  He is especially interested in involvement in parks projects but any general guidelines will be useful.

Please post if you have any guidelines or policies you want to share.  We will also collect your postings and add to the IAP2 USA resources page which is currently in development.


Theresa Gunn, President


  1. October 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Hi, Theresa and other IAP2-USAers! Last year we had a great discussion on legislation supporting citizen participation on the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) listserv. I think it’s relevant to what your member is looking for. The discussion was started by Tina Nabatchi of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and we have a nice 4-page compilation of the resources shared during that discussion that can be downloaded from http://ncdd.org/rc/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NCDDList-CitizenParticLegis.doc

    Also, visit http://ncdd.org/rc/item/4341 for our “Legislation Supporting Citizen Participation” resource, which links to that document, a great article by Lisa Blomgren Bingham titled “The Next Generation of Administration Law: Building the Legal Infrastructure for Collaborative Governance,” and a 2003 global compilation by LogoLink.

    Let us know if this is not the kind of thing you’re looking for. And if new resources are identified, please share them with the NCDD network so we can post them in the NCDD Resource Center! I can be reached at sandy@ncdd.org , and resources can be added directly to the site at http://www.ncdd.org/rc/add

    Hope this is helpful!

    Sandy Heierbacher
    Director, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)

  2. October 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I remember that thread. Thanks for sharing, Sandy!

  3. October 20, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    The City of Portland has a very effective Office of Neighborhood Involvement and their staff worked for several years to develop public involvement principles for city bureaus. They have a summary page on their website that describes various public involvement documents and resources and contacts in the bureau.

    Their website is http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=48289
    Go to the tab for public involvement resources.

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