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Creating a Citizens' Academy Model for the Town of Nantucket, Massachusetts Public

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Citizens' academies have been utilized by many towns in the U.S. to foster citizen awareness of and engagement in local government affairs. Sponsored by the Nantucket Town Manager's Office, the goal of our project was to create a citizens' academy model curriculum that informs citizens of Town government structure and operations, municipal services and funding, and the challenges faced by Nantucket. To achieve this goal, we identified best practices of existing academies and gauged Nantucket municipal officials' and citizens' civic knowledge and academy preferences through a public survey and several interviews on-island. We then produced a detailed model of one academy session with corresponding recommendations regarding academy content, delivery, organization, and evaluation of success.

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  • 04/01/2022
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  • E-project-120921-170233
  • 42591
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  • 2021
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2021-12-09
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