Published on March 16, 2012

Webinar 3: Elected representatives and community engagement

Creative Councils People & participation

By Tim Hughes

Tim is Open Government Programme Manager at Involve and coordinator of the UK Open Government Network - a coalition of active citizens and civil society organisations committed to making government work better for people through increased transparency, participation and accountability.

Today, 16th March, we held the third webinar in our series on community engagement for the Creative Councils programme. In this session, Mary Reid, a former (and undefeated) councillor, mayor and cabinet member in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames spoke about elected representatives and community engagement.

During the session, Mary discussed the motivations of councillors and why it’s in their interests to engage with residents, provided some examples of structures and strategies that support public engagement, and spoke about her experiences of community engagement as an elected representative.

Here is a recording of the webinar for your interest:

You can also flick through the slides from Mary’s presentation:

“Elected representatives and community engagement”

View more presentations from InvolveFoundation.

And here’s commentary of the session from Twitter / Simon:

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