We’re getting close to launching something we’ve been working on for a while—a focused online community for our friends in city government who are frustrated in one way or another by the status quo.
This network, which we’re calling the “Go Cultivate Community,” is a place for you to connect with like-minded peers from across the country who genuinely care about the financial, environmental, and social health of your community. And not just connect, but engage with real, actionable ideas for making your city stronger.
Are you already convinced that your city could be doing so much more to become a more people-friendly place, or more economically viable, or more environmentally resilient? We’ve learned that often the best way to sell others on ways to make improvements is to make the dollars-and-sense case for doing them. This online community will center on the things you can do—in your role—to make your city more fiscally viable, for generations to come.
And the really exciting thing to us is that these same things also help make your community more equitable, lovable, and economically vibrant.
We want the help of a few dedicated folks who want a community like this to exist and serve their needs. We have our own ideas of what will work, but we need your* help to test it out, tell us what works and what doesn’t, and suggest features to incorporate.
* At least for now, this network is exclusively for folks who work for a municipal government in some capacity. (Staff, administrators, department heads, elected officials…)