Community Engagement

We are a leader in crafting innovative, effective community outreach efforts that both inform the public and gather valuable input about community issues, needs, and expectations. Effective communication with community residents and businesses is an essential element for successful projects and programs. We organize and carry out successful planning programs through extensive outreach to and input from a broad cross-section of residents, businesses, community organizations, and other stakeholders. Our outreach program achieves three primary objectives:

  1. An inclusive process: engage as many members of the community as possible.
  2. An instructive program: educate citizens and decision-makers on the process, issues, options, and solutions.
  3. validating experience: ensure citizens and decision-makers are heard and see their voice is making a difference.

Planning for the future of a community or a neighborhood is often marked with contentious debate and conflict over seemingly irresolvable differences of opinion. With 25 years of experience, we have helped resolve a wide range of contentious and charged issues in communities. We work with local governments, community stakeholders, interest groups, and elected official to resolve conflicts through collaboration. We help a community move through difficult issues with a variety of tools and techniques including consensus-building workshops, mediated forums, and interest-based negotiation.

We specialize in conducting innovative, community outreach programs. We offer a full range of services necessary to carry out successful meetings and workshops, from presenting information, to conducting interactive exercises, to gathering useful feedback.