Data

General Issues
Governance & Political Institutions
Specific Topics
Public Participation
Location
Burnsville
Minnesota
United States
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://goo.gl/Y2NXoX
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

CASE

The Commonwealth of Burnsville, Minnesota

First Submitted By Kevin Um

Most Recent Changes By Patrick L Scully, Participedia Team

General Issues
Governance & Political Institutions
Specific Topics
Public Participation
Location
Burnsville
Minnesota
United States
Scope of Influence
name:scope_of_influence-key:citytown
Links
https://goo.gl/Y2NXoX
Start Date
Ongoing
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Staff
No
Volunteers
No

Burnville's local government openly encourages and facilitates citizen involvement in public management contributing to a commonwealth-style community which emphasizes the public rather than private good.

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Problems and Purpose

Thanks in large part to the effors of Mayor Elizabeth B. Kautz, the suburban community of Burnsville, Minnesota openly encourages and facilitates citizen involvement in public management. Local officials' prioritization of community involvement actively contributes to and supports a 'commonwealth' style community.

Background History and Context

From her earliest mayor's race, Elizabeth Kautz ran on the platform of "I can't solve the public problems of Burnsville, but we have many problems, and the mayor can convene, catalyze, and otherwise encourage citizen participation." Kautz was first elected Mayor in 1994 and re-elected in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Methods and Tools Used

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Multiple solutions and stategies, nationally recognized. She has overseen a process of public agency redesign.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

References

http://www.startribune.com/collaborative-style-gets-burnsville-mayor-not...

https://goo.gl/Y2NXoX

https://sojo.net/magazine/january-february-1997/rebuilding-commonwealth

https://goo.gl/cRStSw

External Links

 http://www.ci.burnsville.mn.us/ 

Notes

Secondary Image: Elizabeth Krautz https://bit.ly/2WP1RJR