The Lents Neighborhood Association is hosting a discussion on outreach and engagement among neighborhood associations and other local groups that are coming together to try to define  “outreach and engagement” in a meaningful way for our communities and attempt to quantify the results of such efforts with the goal to push our local government agencies to try harder in this arena and to listen to more voices from our communities. Participation is by board invitation only, but the meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. If you are not sure if your organization has received an invite or if your group would like to participate, please contact us. This is the first meeting of this kind, but we plan to have subsequent ones where we will involve more groups, as well as community members to hear from as many people as possible about their experiences so far with outreach and needs they would like to see addressed.

The topic of outreach and engagement as conducted by city agencies and other government organizations is something that has come up more and more in recent years, especially with the changes that Civic Life tried to impose on neighborhood associations without ample and adequate engagement. Over and over, it has felt to many of us that the City and other agencies fall short of engaging a representative segment of the population, the right people, and in the right way. We have all felt it to a degree, but no doubt, the folks most impacted by this are BIPOC communities, minorities, disabled folks, and folks living within the margins of society.
Is there something we can do to change this for the better?

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6:00-7:00 PM

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