Citizen Participation


As we study participation in Springfield and Greene County, we consider many forms of individual engagement including voter behaviors, individual charitable giving and volunteerism.

Additionally, the civic infrastructure of our community plays a role when assessing the overall citizen participation. While our community struggles with issues of participation, some reaching back to the initial Community Focus Report (CFR) in 2004, new successes have emerged.




Revitalization of the civic infrastructure
Strong volunteerism
Charitable participation remains high

Low neighborly trust
Lack of competitive election races
Voting in local elections remains sparse

The following indicators have been identified as instrumental to the Red Flags and Blue Ribbons listed in this section of the 2015 Community Focus Report. Click on an indicator to learn more about the topic.

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