The Documenters Network was created in 2018 by City Bureau, a nonprofit civic journalism lab that goes beyond informing the public. We focus on equipping people to access and produce the information they need. We make our work, process and tools as open and useful as possible. centralizes public meeting dates, times, locations, official records and original documentation at the city, county, and state-level in one searchable location.

We're an action-aligned network

Documenters Network partners envision a future in which all people are equipped with the tools to create change in their communities.

Map of Documenters program partners

By the numbers

We've trained over 2,200 Documenters

Who have covered more than 5,000 public meetings

Across 11 cities