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The Town of Davidson Posts New Question on Open Town Hall

The Town of Davidson has posted a new question on Open Town Hall, an online platform designed to engage citizens in a conversation and harness their input on important town projects and issues.

Town officials and staff will use this public input to help guide their decision-making process. Further, the town aims to engage citizens by sharing information on each issue and providing more opportunities for citizen interaction and feedback.

This new topic on Open Town Hall asks: “What is most important to you in considering development downtown?” Citizens can access Open Town Hall directly by going to www.townofdavidson.org/OpenTownHall or by clicking the green “Open Town Hall” icon in the center right of the homepage at www.townofdavidson.org. Citizens can read what others are saying about the topic, and share their opinions. Citizens will need to join by logging in with an email address, after which they will receive an activation email from Peak Democracy, and can choose to post a comment to the topic with or without his or her name. 

“After the last public input session on October 20, 2015, we decided that there was a need to provide more information and seek more feedback on the Downtown Catalyst Feasibility Study and this online tool is a great way to solicit feedback,” said Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming. “As our core values state, ‘Open communication is essential to an engaged citizenry, so town government will seek and provide accurate, timely information and promote public discussion of important issues.’ ”

Peak Democracy, a company based in California, developed the online platform. Its mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. More than 100 other government agencies in the US, Canada and Australia are using Open Town Hall including Pinehurst, NC, Decatur, GA, Ann Arbor, MI, Palo Alto, CA, Saint Paul, MN, and Salt Lake City UT. For more information about the company, visit www.peakdemocracy.com.

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