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.
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Board President: Laurie Black
Study Co-Chairs: Thomas Carlin, Patti Giancola Knutsen