Designing new ways for local government to hear from citizens

The last step to making our city more civically informed and engaged is designing new and better ways for local government to listen to its constituents. 

CitizenLex will work with government officials, artists, open data specialists, and citizens to design more creative, effective, and efficient methods of citizen engagement and input. 

While these new methods haven’t been determined, practices such as having department-specific artists-in-residence and using art as a tool for displaying civic data have been successful in cities across the country. CitizenLex will help develop more place-specific strategies for community input in Lexington.