WMCAT started Public Agency™ with the goal of seeing opportunity, equity, and innovation flourish in our region.

Over our 15-year history, West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) has invested in creating equitable access to opportunity. We launched Public Agency at WMCAT in 2016 to better point our efforts externally toward community challenges and solutions. Public Agency is an Equity-Centered Design consultancy within WMCAT that helps organizations foster a culture of equity, action, and innovation. We have a portfolio of work at the intersection of equity and innovation with grassroots organizations, businesses, and public entities locally, statewide, and nationally.

WMCAT started Public Agency™ with the goal of seeing opportunity, equity, and innovation flourish in our region.

Over our 15-year history, West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) has invested in creating equitable access to opportunity. We launched Public Agency at WMCAT in 2016 to better point our efforts externally toward community challenges and solutions. Public Agency is an Equity-Centered Design consultancy within WMCAT that helps organizations foster a culture of equity, action, and innovation. We have a portfolio of work at the intersection of equity and innovation with grassroots organizations, businesses, and public entities locally, statewide, and nationally.

Our Services

Introductory Workshops

Learn new ways of listening to customers, identifying unspoken needs, framing opportunities, designing more equitably, and quickly testing ideas. 

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Immersion in Equity-Centered Design

Looking for something deeper than an introductory workshop? Learn the full equity-centered design process during this longer immersion experience.

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Community Insight + Engagement

Help your team understand the aspirations, values, and challenges of the community you serve. Engage and amplify all voices.

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Project-Based Coaching

Apply our Equity-Centered Design process to a current organizational or programmatic challenge as the foundation for learning for your team.

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Introductory Workshops

Learn new ways of listening to customers, identifying unspoken needs, framing opportunities, designing more equitably, and quickly testing ideas. 

Learn More

Immersion in Equity-Centered Design

Looking for something deeper than an introductory workshop? Learn the full equity-centered design process during this longer immersion experience.

Learn More

Community Insight + Engagement

Help your team understand the aspirations, values, and challenges of the community you serve. Engage and amplify all voices

Learn More

Project-Based Coaching

Apply our Equity-Centered Design process to a current organizational or programmatic challenge as the foundation for learning for your team.

Learn More