Civic Engagement Initiatives

What do we mean when we say civic engagement or public engagement? These terms mean city officials want to encourage public participation and an understanding of government through outreach and inclusiveness initiatives that inspire trust and confidence in local government.

There are everyday municipal governmental topics or projects that may benefit from early or expanded civic engagement-Including major policy decisions, city planning initiatives, transportation initiatives, the budget process, topics of significant public interest, topics with citywide impact, topics involving "not in my neighborhood attitudes" or simply new city services or programs.

Standards of Excellence

The City of Stillwater is responsible for providing responsive, high-quality and efficient municipal services to enhance quality of life.

Our Standards of Excellence are Connected, Performance-Driven, Proud, Respectful, Responsive, and Trustworthy. As City employees, we uphold these standards to achieve our goal of bringing excellence and service together.

Public Speakers

The City of Stillwater offers knowledgeable speakers for group presentations, special events, or classroom visits. Topics include general government, animal welfare, development services, public safety, transportation, and more. We also offer tours of certain facilities.

Your City Council

Residents are encouraged to attend City Council meetings and to speak on agenda items. To learn more, or to contact your Councilors, visit the Mayor & City Council page.

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