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Active Civic Engagement

City of Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire is a working and middle class community that has integrated active civic engagement into everyday environments to solve public problems and develop the broad civic base needed to govern effectively in a democracy. Drawing on three basic principles of preserving the quality of life, transforming the economy and empowering the individual, community stakeholders are working toward becoming an international model for 21st century civic action and local democracy. Active citizen participation and collaboration of government, business, and community stakeholders are revitalizing the downtown through public park and waterway improvements, mixed use development, and community celebrations.