Citizen advisory group (board)

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition - citizeninfo-icon advisory groups are local government entities consisting of citizens who volunteer to represent the community they live in. Citizen advisory boards add to the deliberative quality of a democracy by involving everyday citizens in political processes that help shape the policies of a local government.

Relevance to SUMP – Activity 2.3 within the SUMP Guidelines (2013) involves the preparation of a plan for stakeholderinfo-icon and citizen involvement. The establishment of a citizen advisory group is an involvement toolinfo-icon that can be used by public authorities together with other tools.

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