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About Polco

Let Every Voice Count

Our mission is to bring communities together around their most important topics on a single inclusive platform. We work to give leaders reliable insights through civil and constructive civic participation. 

Our ultimate vision is to improve resident quality of life in communities everywhere.

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Communities Launched

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Questions Answered

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Years of Benchmark Data

We help build smarter, more connected communities. 

Polco’s online community engagement polling platform provides the information tools local governments and other public sector leaders need.

Polco was designed from inception for civic environments by former public servants. After spending time at some of the best tech companies, they wanted to bring world-class communication technology to the civic process. 

Now, hundreds of organizations nationwide use Polco for strategic planning, budgeting, and empowering resident voices. We make civil, verified community engagement online not only possible, but accessible.

Together with our National Research Center (NRC) survey science team, we provide insights and results that leaders can trust.

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We partner with organizations that support and advance community engagement in local government.

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Polco’s online community engagement polling platform and benchmark survey research provide the information tools local governments and other public sector leaders need.

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Polco Helps You Engage Your Community in All Aspects

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Annual Surveys and Frequent Polls

 

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Real-Time Feedback

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Strategic Planning

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Budgeting 

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Performance Measurement

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Crowdsourcing Ideas

What Inspires Us

Empowerment 

We believe everyone deserves a voice at the table, especially when decisions impact their lives. We built Polco to empower residents to participate in policy discussions and make their needs and values known to decisionmakers.

Privacy

We honor individual privacy as a major component of making online engagement safe and effective. We will never share anyone’s personal data without their consent. Our survey results are only reported in group form.

Inclusivity

Our team comes from every walk of life and all corners of the political spectrum. We are enriched by welcoming different viewpoints. We believe this diversity of perspective and thought is critical to improving outcomes in government.

Curiosity

New topics, new ideas, new questions, new perspectives - we love it all. Let’s also be rigorous in the process - question our assumptions, acknowledge our biases, and focus not on disagreements but on finding shared solutions that improve our communities.

Transparency

We can’t serve the public without the accountability that transparency provides. We firmly believe that government transparency is achievable without compromising individual privacy.

Leadership 

We strive to be leaders in our work and in our communities. We take pride in collaborative leadership — leading as part of the group.

Our Leadership Team

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Nick Mastronardi
CEO
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Alex Pedersen
CFO / CTO
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Sonya Wytinck
COO
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