Community Engagement

Building Bridges | Connecting Policy to People | Amplifying Voices

Community Engagement

Building Bridges | Connecting Policy to People | Amplifying Voices

Community Engagement

Building Bridges | Connecting Policy to People | Amplifying Voices

Community Engagement

Building Bridges | Connecting Policy to People | Amplifying Voices

Community Engagement

Building Bridges | Connecting Policy to People | Amplifying Voices

Community Engagement

Building Bridges | Connecting Policy to People | Amplifying Voices
Building Bridges

All too often, the people making policies are disconnected from the people impacted by them. This disconnect is a massive and needless mistake; some of our best ideas come from the ground up!

Knowing that the next wave of conservative reforms must include input from community members, in early 2022, IRG launched an ambitious year-long project that has us hosting dozens of listening sessions in every corner of Wisconsin, brainstorming new policy solutions with people from diverse backgrounds and occupations, including:

  • Agriculture and dairy farmers
  • Public school teachers
  • Small business owners and manufacturers
  • Families on government assistance
  • Law enforcement
  • Start-up and technology leaders

IRG has gained national recognition for our groundbreaking community engagement efforts which are now being modeled in several other states. Needless to say, our team is laser-focused on fulfilling our promise of making sure IRG is a different type of think tank – one that builds bridges between communities and policymakers.

IRG in Your Community! IRG would love to visit your school, business or community group to hear what policy changes you would like to see leaders in Madison focus on in order to make Wisconsin a better place to live, work and raise a family. If this is something you’re interested in, please reach out to Madison Hartmann at madison@reforminggovernment.org.

Share Your Story! Click here to tell us your story about how state policy has impacted you and your community, and to share your ideas on how state government can better represent the people it serves!