From the spark of that first event, it was clear a light would continue growing to draw together a community of passionate civic professionals. In 2015, Judi chipped in to organize an event about democracy in the workplace. While continuing the event hustle, she and Lawrence launched CivicMakers consulting services by supporting the seminal Startup In Residence program to grow from a local, to regional, to national program.
LEARNING FROM COMMUNITY
Before the COVID pandemic, we had hosted over a hundred trainings, workshops and public events, from meetups to happy hours, from salons to hackathons, for thousands of civic and government professionals. We are ever grateful for what we learn from these inspiring humans, and this learning continues to inform our work. We hope to give back by sharing some of our most-used tools and resources.