democratic governance

Celebrating and Increasing Women Serving Our Towns and Cities

Women Serving in NH Cities and Towns

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation celebrates the women serving their town and cities as elected officials amid so many challenges and opportunities. We celebrate the robust history of women in municipal office and we are grateful for the women stepping up to serve their communities now to build strong, vibrant communities.

National League of Cities Release New Report Offering Practical Strategies for a Stronger Local Democracy

The National League of Cities (NLC) recently released a new report, Planning for Stronger Local Democracy:  A Field Guide for Local Officials, responding to the challenges of governing democratically. This tool kit, made possible with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, is designed to assist officials in strengthening local democracy by cultivating transparency and inclusivity with citizens and key allies with shared responsibilities and mutual accountability for addressing and solving problems.