Town’s Civil Discourse Initiative

The Town of Provincetown asked the MA Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) to assist the Town with exploring ways to improve and revive civil discourse in town interactions, especially online, social media interactions. Promoting civil discourse means finding ways for the community to talk with one another where all voices can be heard and decisions can be made together. MOPC facilitation team conducted interviews with 24 community members and disseminated a community-wide survey which received 171 responses. MOPC participated in the February 9th Town Topics Forum, held open communication sessions in April, and  posted a final survey in May.  Below is the final report and Appendices issued on June 24th.

Provincetown Civil Discourse Initiative Final Report (PDF)                                                                                       People in the street

Provincetown Civil Discourse Initiative Appendices (PDF)