The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has added "Civic Engagement" to the list of leading practice topics on which it renders training and technical aid services to local governments.
These new services were introduced in September at the 2013 ICMA Annual Conference in Boston, which intends to educate about the effective approaches and strategies for engaging the public on government projects and programs.
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Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation
Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy
Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.
See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)