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TREC/OAPA Webinar: Authentic Community Engagement

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Eryn Kehe, Metro; Wendy Serrano, Trimet

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TREC/OAPA Webinar: Authentic Community Engagement

  1. 1. AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Eryn Deeming Kehe, AICP & Wendy Serrano, MBA
  2. 2. Reflect Strategize Implement Authentic Community Engagement
  3. 3. “We need…”  A committee  An online survey  An open house  A town hall meeting  To be at the farmer’s market Not yet!
  4. 4. Instead, start with the basics Reflect Strategize Implement 1. Why engage? 2. When to engage? 3. Who to engage? 4. What resources? What tools/activities? Three important steps Guiding questions
  5. 5. Reflect: Why?  What is the purpose of community engagement?  How will it make your project better?  Can the community influence project decisions?  When is their feedback needed?
  6. 6. Strategize: When? 1. Review project schedule 2. Identify decision points 3. When will feedback influence decisions? Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Project Schedule
  7. 7. Strategize: Who?  Most impacted  Most likely to care  Least likely to get involved without encouragement
  8. 8. Strategize: Who? Orbits of public participation IAP2
  9. 9. Strategize: Who?  Identify partnerships  Community-based organizations  Churches  Community leaders  Identify financial support for their involvement Project Community- based organization churchAgency
  10. 10. Partnerships at work
  11. 11. Strategize: What  Identify available resources  Meet your community where they are  Make activities/events comfortable  Make them fun!
  12. 12. QUESTIONS? @deemingkehe eryn.kehe@oregonmetro.gov @wendy_pdx serranow@TriMet.org

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