Your community is your home, and you’re likely running for office because you want to address issues in it. But addressing local needs can be challenging, particularly around sensitive issues that involve numerous stakeholders. While we don’t have a playbook for addressing complex scenarios, these resources, along with those provided above, will be helpful to any leader navigating issues within their communities.
Weave: the Social Fabric Project, is a program of the Aspen Institute focused on “renewing America’s social fabric.” The program website provides valuable tools for community leaders - we recommend their guides to productive, community-minded discourse.
Convergence is a non-profit organization focused on solving social challenges through collaboration. We love their guide “Tips for Successful Dialogue,” which lists practical steps to assist individuals or groups working to find solutions to critical public issues.