About the Civility Lookup Tool

LMC Lookup Tool: Find Out How Other MN Cities Promote Civility

Interested in how other cities have addressed and promoted civility in their communities? The League's new Civility Lookup tool allows users to find examples from cities throughout the state. Examples are organized by steps local governments can take to address civility as identified in the LMC/MCMA Civility Task Force Report. For example, users can learn about ways cities have effectively engaged citizens to build support for a project.

Where do the examples come from?
The lookup contains examples gathered from media stories and League surveys, listservs, and events. Examples were collected until December 2016.

I found an exciting idea! How do I learn more?
Although League staff members know about city civility efforts, they often don’t know many of the details about them. Please contact the city directly to learn more about their process, pros/cons, lessons learned, etc. If an example from your city is short on details, please send us a more robust description and we’ll add it to the lookup.

Where can I learn more about civility in local government?
As part of the League’s initiative to improve civility in local government, we have compiled a variety of resources to help you spot many of the common indicators of pending incivility, help prevent it from happening, and give you the tools to help get your community back on the right track when it occurs. Resources are organized by topic area and includes dozens of tips, tricks, tools, templates, and real life examples. New resources are added frequently. If you have found a resource to be especially helpful, please tell us about it!

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