Ways to participate in municipal government

Find ways to participate in municipal government

Provide feedback online through engage.raleighnc.gov

We want to hear from you. Engage Raleigh is the city’s online engagement platform. Discover active city projects and share your comments. Online feedback is a simple way to provide meaningful feedback that staff use to inform management of the public’s desires.

Participate in councils and commissions

Many recommendations and decisions are made through boards and commissions. You can attend a meeting and provide public comments, or you can apply to be a board or commission member.

Participate in a town council meeting

The Raleigh City Council provides a “public comment” portion at each bimonthly council meeting. Meetings are held every first and third Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. You must register in advance to speak.

Keep up to date with what’s happening in your community

Sign up to receive email or SMS notifications about topics that interest you. You’ll be notified of engagement opportunities, project updates, crime alerts, park events, and more, right on your phone or computer.

You can find out about upcoming community engagement events through our social channels.

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Other ways to participate

Discover how the municipal administration works

Attend Raleigh Neighborhood College where students get an inside look at the services and programs offered by the City of Raleigh and Wake County. Many graduates serve as a resource for their neighbors or become leaders of local neighborhood organizations and government boards and commissions.

Volunteer with the City of Raleigh

Volunteer Raleigh connects people to volunteer opportunities within city departments, city-funded agencies, and organizations that provide services to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and communities.

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