Reinventing Democracy: How Hometowns Are Strengthening America

Mayors, city councilors, select board members, city and town managers, county executives, and other local government officials from across the country convened in this online conference in December 2022 to discuss how America’s hometowns can help reinvent democracy.

Watch Alex, from Healthy Democracy, at the virtual Symposium hosted by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.  Alex, along with a Panel of local government leaders and other practitioners, discussed why lottery-selected panels and participatory budgeting are great tools for expanding citizen participation in local policymaking. 

Watch the full session here.