In our new virtual world, continuing to engage the community has been a challenge that many of us at the City are working on. Even with our highly qualified staff and proven methods of community engagement, it’s been tough! Something special happens when you have person-to-person engagement events - there is energy and ideas and solutions. Our team continues to work on achieving those same things in the virtual world. Reaching our communities’ underrepresented groups to have conversations and input can be challenging. There are relationships to be built, complicated and complex information to share, and new methods to ensure we hear all voices.
In this month’s newsletter, you will see several ways to engage in addition to our ongoing opportunities with Our Climate Future (the update to the Climate Action Plan, Road to Zero Waste and Energy Policy). We know there is survey fatigue, computer-eye fatigue, and for me – just general change-fatigue, but it’s so important to hear your voice. Consider forwarding this newsletter to a friend who does not normally provide input to City processes. Maybe they will even sign up for future newsletters at fcgov.com/subscriptions.
So THANK YOU in advance for lending your voice and giving us your time on our plans, programs, and projects. We listen.
Enjoy the newsletter,