The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) is a unique membership organization, open to all citizens, able to look at any issue that affects the community’s economic health and quality of life. OCL seeks to advance its study recommendations, working with other groups toward implementation. OCL study reports spur community conversations and influence public policy considerations.
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Research suggests that communities with strong foundations of engagement have better levels of equity, government efficiency and trust, as well as higher tax bases, better management of public finances, less corruption, and public expenditures that are more likely to benefit low-income citizens and reduce poverty. Generating a broader understanding and ownership of community engagement is not only important but necessary to improving and sustaining a community’s infrastructure and reaping the potential benefits of the ideas stated above.Learn More About "The State of the Community Engagement Infrastructure of Central New York"