Foundational Documents

Just joining the conversation on Public Engagement? This page offers links to documents and articles that provide background on what civic engagement is and why it is a vital leadership skill in a new era of public problem-solving. These resources will provide an overview of what legitimate participatory governance looks like and help you better understand the mission of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership in promoting legitimate engagement within city governments, school districts, regional government associations, and non-profit organizations.