Implement in a whole town? Tales from Historic Greenbelt (Aileen Kroll & John Buck)

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The Center for Dynamic Community Governance, located in Greenbelt, Maryland offers virtual and in-person trainings in dynamic community governance/sociocracy across the globe. For more information, here’s our contact info: www.dynamic-governance.org, @CDCG_tweets,, [email protected], 202-967-6690


Description: Greenbelt arose in 1937 from Eleanor Roosevelt’s vision of a cooperative, pedestrian-based, affordable town where decisions affecting all would truly be made by all who resided there. John Buck & Aileen Kroll saw Greenbelt as a perfect laboratory for bringing DG (sociocracy) to a whole town. They founded a Center in 2014. Hear about their ongoing journey as they share stories and lessons learned.


  • Aileen Kroll, a lawyer inspired by cooperatives and community engagement, she co-founded Greenbelt-based Center for Dynamic Community Governance (CDCG) in 2015.
  • John Buck, certified sociocracy consultant, co-founded CDCG – an experiment in bringing DCG to a whole town. He co-authored two books: We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy and Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy.

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