Citizen Engagement

Improve outcomes, build a stronger community, and strengthen public trust.

Drive Alignment

Increase public participation

Inform and involve citizens with easy-to-use tools for sharing information, publishing content, gathering feedback, and opening your data.

Simplified citizen engagement

Enhance your data with images, maps, and narrative context to create content that’s easy to understand and gets the word out fast.

Understand true public opinion

Civility monitoring and flexible registration options promote respectful interactions that encourage participation and help filter out distortion from the “usual suspects.”

Involve the whole community

Supplement public hearings with convenient, inclusive online surveys, forums, and meetings, enabling more residents to participate with less effort and hassle.

Unleash your data

Make your data a strategic asset and collaborate with a growing ecosystem of innovators with next-generation open data, built on CKAN, the global open source standard.

Open Town Hall gets top mark in University of California, Berkeley study

Attendees to Open Town Hall online forums.

“[OpenGov] 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

Stories

Communicate clearly

Create compelling content will less effort using a simple, drag-and-drop page builder that combines your data with images, maps, and written narratives to put it in context and make it easy to understand.

Simple, visual page builder with drag-and-drop components and customizable themes.

Transparency

Make your data easy to understand

Present complex financial, performance, and location data in a simple, interactive format, then share quickly via email, social media, or through your agency's website. Let anyone drill into the details or export to excel to build understanding and trust.

San Antonio's 2017 Bond Dashboard

Citizen Involvement

Increase public participation

Supplement public hearings with online engagement tools that gather responses from more residents. Reduce activist influence and improve understanding of public opinion with civility monitoring, advanced filtering, and location-based analysis.

Agency-branded surveys and online forums.

Open Data

Make data useful, usable, and used

Use next-generation open data built on open-source CKAN to make data useful to everyone, and tap into a huge and growing ecosystem of developers that drive innovation to help solve big problems.

The City of Boston’s innovative new open data portal, built on open-source CKAN.

  • All your data on-demand

    Put information that is currently scattered across your agency is at your fingertips, making it easy to find answers and to share the numbers behind the news.

  • Inform project planning

    Take the guesswork out of big-ticket items while fulfilling public input requirements for grant applications.

  • Leverage social media

    Create content in no time, and share published pages on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor, or LinkedIn.

Use Cases

  • Infrastructure and transit planning

  • Community education and outreach

  • Dynamic council presentations

  • Participatory budgeting

  • Public input for grants

  • Performance management

OpenGov Citizen Engagement

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