Community Relations Service

Lafayette Group completed a study of 39 programs from across the country based on demonstrated accomplishments in community relations.  A significant effort was made to highlight programs that included several focus areas in order to serve as a resource to communities facing a variety of challenges and limited resources. For each program, a case study was conducted to determine the elements that made it successful, and assessed for best practices that could be adopted by other jurisdictions.  Each case study identified the problem faced by the community, the strategies adopted to address the problem, and the justification for adopting the strategies.  In addition, illustrative examples were collected to demonstrate where the programs specifically had an impact and how any challenges were overcome.

Technical Assistance

Program Management

Planning and Policy Analysis