Community Engagement Commission
About the Commission
The Community Engagement Commission is a brand new commission established by the City Council in September of this year. This is a member citizen volunteer commission that serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council, which will consist of 5 - 9 members. The City is currently accepting applications. If you are interested in being part of this commission, please return an application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Mayor will review all applications and will conduct interviews in November.
The primary functions and focus of the Commission are to:
- Study and submit recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding the best methods to actively and sustainably engage residents in co-production - engaging citizens in the planning and implementation process - for upcoming projects, capital improvements, community initiatives, and other matters as directed by the Mayor and City Council.
- Explore dynamic, creative, responsive, and inclusive methods that may include investment in technology to support community connections and information sharing.
- Advocate for the active engagement of all residents through a variety of methods and platforms to ensure that there is sufficient and various opportunity for citizens to meaningfully engage and offer their perspective to the Mayor and City Council.
- Mobilize and maintain a sustainable network of community leaders who will work to solicit and gain input from local community areas that facilitates co-production now and as the City grows and changes.
- Ensure that the work of the Community Engagement Commission does not duplicate efforts of the City, City Staff, and other City Commissions, but rather complements and supports the overall mission and goals of the City.
- Establish effective relationships with existing and future City Commissions to ensure that co-production is a core focus that guides citizen input.
Meetings will begin in early 2022, with regular meeting dates and times to be determined. The commission will meet at least once a month.
Ordinance No. 277
To view Ordinance No. 277 for additional details on the Commission, click here.