The study reported here is an evaluation of the public value of a regional public policy engagement program. Data were obtained through surveys and document analysis. The study observed peer-learning and networking opportunities as some of the most impactful elements of GNWD at the Capitol in creating public value. Building coalitions of interest among diverse sectors of the population strengthens the development of public value. For Extension, these findings suggest that programming that focuses on collaborative efforts holds promise for sustaining communities. Extension can be the glue that permeates professional/sectoral boundaries and bonds the different fields together.
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Magee, W., & Maltsberger, B. A. (2013). Unlocking Public Value: An Evaluation of the Impact of Missouri's Great Northwest Day at the Capitol Program. The Journal of Extension, 51(4), Article 26. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.04.26