What do we mean by engagement?

We believe that the best kind of community engagement includes extensive levels of partnership and collaboration with community stakeholders throughout the programming, planning, and design process.  We prefer to meet with groups of participants representing a cross section of the community at regular intervals to review data, discuss options, and develop shared recommendations.

This approach ensures that the impacted community is at the table, and usually results in more effective constituent ownership in successful project outcomes.  Our intention is always to promote agreement among people and harmony among each project’s many different parts.