Community Engagement and Accountability


Community Engagement and Accountability

Councillors are accountable to the community through community engagement, open and transparent decision-making, as well as regular planning and reporting. Ultimately, councillors are accountable to the community every four years on election day. This is pertinent as the next Local Government elections are 12 months away on the second Saturday in September 2020.

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COVID – 19 Community Perceptions and the Role of Local Government

I have frequently mentioned community satisfaction surveys in these columns. It is important for policy makers and service providers to know how community perceptions have been affected by the current COVID - 19 environment we are all living in. Micromex Research is a community engagement business that regularly takes the temperature of the NSW community through research using an online panel and publishes the findings regularly as a Community Pulse, as well as undertaking community and customer satisfaction surveys for clients.

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