What we’re doing
Matt Clack – Rock n Roll local democracy needs council staff superstars
“This weekend I went to Huddersfield to meet clever people and discuss how we can make local public services more empathetic and personable.”
Who we are
Public Health Strategist
Matt is a Public Health strategist for a London borough, leading programmes to get the rest of the council to consider the health impact of their services. Much of this work involves with colleagues in services like housing, transport and planning to promote healthier lifestyles through their day jobs and support communities who need the most help.
Matt joined local government fresh out of uni way back in 2004, and has spent most of his time in democracy-focused roles. After a few years supporting various committees he joined a scrutiny team, working with councillors to get residents better engaged in decision-making, and to improve the services provided to them.
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Digestible Democracy: Local democracy needs to involve the widest range of people and yet the format of reports and the use of jargon puts off all but the most dedicated. How can we present local decision making so it’s less obscure like modern jazz, and more popular, like rock and roll?