Through our research, the Greater Ohio Policy Center has identified robust, collaborative, and effective civic capacity as a standout strategy that has consistently proven essential in helping communities of all sizes, but especially smaller legacy cities, stabilize and thrive. Communities with the ability to identify and confront challenges are able to more successfully carry out other proven strategies for community revitalization.
On January 25th, Greater Ohio Policy Center, in conjunction with JPMorgan Chase, hosted a free webinar on how to build civic capacity. The webinar featured panelists from the City of Hamilton, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, and the Village Capital Corporation. Panelists spoke about their organizations efforts to build local civic capacity and answered questions from the audience on concrete steps local leaders can take to bolster their community's civic capacity.
A full recording of the webinar is available below.