The city of Charleston was awarded the Municipal Achievement Award from the Municipal Association of South Carolina for our public meeting engagement portal, created to ensure citizens were able to provide public comments when meetings were held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2019, before the portal’s development, Charleston City Council received 319 comments in person and by phone. From April 2020 to February 2022, council received 2,810 engagements.
The portal continues to be a convenient option for citizens to submit comments, even as in-person meetings have returned. Read more here.