As the Strong Towns movement grows, we want to ensure that we're growing our wealth of perspectives too. To that end, we'd like to offer our committed readers a chance to share feedback on our content, beyond just the comment section. We're forming a Content Review Panel to make that happen.

The goal of the Content Review Panel is to offer feedback, critiques, and ideas about Strong Towns’ online articles in order to improve the delivery of the Strong Towns message. You're invited to apply.

More info:

  • Panel activities will consist of ongoing discussion in the Strong Towns Slack in a private channel.
  • Panel members are expected to log onto the Slack at least twice per week (this amounts to about 10-30 minutes per week total, or longer if you’re able) and a higher frequency is encouraged.
  • Feedback can range from grammatical/spelling corrections to thematic commentary to sharing ideas for new Strong Towns guest writers.
  • Content review will focus on questions like: Does this article help advance the Strong Towns mission or detract from it? Does this article fit with the Strong Towns principles? Does this article help bring in new audiences?
  • Discussion will be facilitated by Strong Towns’ Communications Director, Rachel Quednau (and other staff occasionally), but panel members are encouraged to start their own discussions, too.
  • Terms on the panel may be a few months or longer depending on the capacity and availability of panel members.

This is a brand new idea so we’ll test it out and modify as we go, as we do with everything at Strong Towns.

Selection process:

  • Anyone interested in joining is asked to fill out this short application. Strong Towns staff will select a group of 6-12 applicants based on their knowledge, background and interest.
  • Due date: February 28. Panel members will be notified in early March.

Because this panel requires a commitment to and understanding of the Strong Towns mission, it is only open to Strong Towns members. If you feel like you’d be a good candidate and you’re committed to Strong Towns, why not make that official by joining as a member today?

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Strong Towns movement through this panel.

Please contact Rachel Quednau with any questions.

(Top photo by Alejandro Escamilla)