Citizen Engagement

Communicate more effectively, gather valuable feedback, and make better decisions with comprehensive citizen engagement.

Civic Participation

Comprehensive citizen engagement solutions

Tell your story effectively and listen to valuable feedback from your community to gain insights, enhance governance, and improve public trust.

Communicate more effectively

Transform raw data into intuitive charts, graphs, maps, and more to drive accountability and improve understanding among the public and staff alike.

Reduce activist influence

Reduce intimidation and engage a wider audience to gain valuable perspective on important issues, and not just the opinions of those with the loudest voices.

Involve more of your residents

Provide convenient options for your constituents to participate in government with trusted and easily accessible online citizen engagement.

Align your budget with public opinion

Allocate resources according to your community’s needs by gaining insight into what matters most. Give your citizens a platform then incorporate their feedback and build trust.

Open Town Hall is the most effective online engagement platform, according to International Association of Public Participation.

Attendees to Open Town Hall online forums.

“Open Town Hall fits perfectly within our larger engagement strategy, as it allows us to directly involve our community in decision-making processes early and often.”

Brian Cary, Communications Coordinator
City of San Carlos, CA

“OpenGov empowers citizens to ask the right question. Now they can go to OpenGov and drill down to the transaction they want to see.”

Trudy Mathis, Senior Financial Services Manager
McKinney, TX

Communicate more clearly

Support your story with data

Easily communicate financial and performance data to improve alignment and proactively identify areas for attention. Transform raw data into intuitive charts, graphs, maps, and more to drive accountability and improve understanding among the public and staff alike.

Enable residents to easily explore your budget.

Effective engagement

Reach more of your residents

Public engagement is the hallmark of great governance, and public hearings are a mainstay of engagement. Use the leading online citizen engagement platform to meet your citizens where they are most comfortable to improve participation and enable them to feel heard.

Reach citizens anytime, anywhere.

Fair forums

Reduce activist influence

Ensure citizen feedback reflects real-world public opinion of the majority of your community, by filtering out undue influence caused by the loudest voices of motivated activists. Reduce the role of intimidation by enabling residents to express their opinion without publicly revealing their identity, to get broad, honest insights.

Easily filter out outsider influence.

Participatory Budgeting

Align your budget with public need

Empower your residents to influence a portion of your budget to earn even greater trust. When paired with OpenGov’s end-to-end budgeting solution, Open Town Hall makes participatory budgeting possible by easily incorporating public recommendations into your budget process.

Incorporate participatory budgeting recommendations easily with OpenGov Budget Builder.

  • Learn from communities in the network

    Connect with other governments to learn and share best practices for citizen engagement practices.

  • Easily gather public feedback

    Staff members can easily collect community feedback with any mobile device.

  • Collect and share comments in real-time

    Pose questions to any audience, then collect and share live responses.

Use Cases

  • Citizen engagement

  • Mobile public outreach

  • Set public expectations

  • Participatory budgeting

  • Economic development

  • Improved accountability

Comprehensive Citizen Engagement and Open Data Solutions

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