The Next Chapter

Be a Part!

The application period has ended – thanks to everyone who participated!
Stay tuned for details as we begin The Next Chapter

Roles and Responsibilities

Steering Committee

  • Officially represent community members in the planning process.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the staff and consultants at crucial steps in the process.
  • Act as spokespersons for the effort.
  • Serve as hosts at public events (virtually or in person) during the process.
  • Identify volunteers for sub-committees and provide direction to those committees.
  • Volunteer to facilitate at public meetings.
  • Disseminate information during the planning process through individual networks.
  • Advise on various substantial recommendations of the plan (role is advisory).
  • Present the plan for endorsement/adoption before appropriate adopting bodies.

Outreach Team

  • Act as champions to get people excited and involved in the planning process.
  • Use your community connections and networks to contact people.
  • Distribute information about the planning process through your individual networks (civic groups, churches, neighborhood groups, etc.).
  • Identify specific groups that have traditionally been under-represented or not heard as part of previous planning efforts and suggest best means of outreach to these groups.
  • Recruit hard-to-reach populations to share input and participate in community engagement events
  • Work to ensure diverse representation in the process and at community engagement events