In this webinar, presented live on September 22, 2021, we learned about conducting community engagement in an equitable and inclusive way.
9:00: Welcome & Introductions
9:15-9:45 - Melissa Birch and Chris Meyer - Central and Southeast Regional Coordinators, Clean Energy Resource Teams
- Green Team Guide (coming soon!)
- BP 24 overview and updates
10:05-10:15 - Jonee Brigham - Senior Research Fellow, Minnesota Design Center
- D4CR - Design for Community Regeneration
10:15-10:25 - Becky LaPlant - Public Policy Program Associated (Retired), Blandin Foundation
10:25-10:35 - Wendy Thompson - Executive Director, Beltrami Area Resiliency Team
10:35-10:55 - Q&A and open discussion
11:00 - conclusion
- See the PowerPoints above for many more!
- 2021 Green Team Guide: Best Practice 24
- 21st Century Development
- Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) MN Cohorts
- MN BIPOC Local Elected Leaders Network
- Why Treaties Matter
- 24.1 - Inclusive and Coordinated Decision-Making: Use a city commission or committee to lead, coordinate, report to and engage community members on the identification and equitable implementation of sustainability best practices.
- 24.2 - Communicating Progress on Goals: Organize goals/outcome measures from all city plans (social, environmental, economic) and report to community members data that show progress toward meeting these goals.
- 24.3 - Measuring Outcomes: Engage community members and partners in identifying, measuring, and reporting progress on key sustainability and social indicators/ including energy use/greenhouse gas emissions, social vitality/social inclusion outcome measures.
- 24.4 - Public Education for Action: Conduct or support a broad sustainability education and action campaign, building on existing city & community relationships, networks & events involving:
- a. The entire community, community leaders
- b. Homeowners, manufactured home communities, landlords and tenants
- c. Community-based organizations, block clubs, neighborhood associations, front yards/sidewalks
- d. Congregations.
- e. Schools, colleges.
- 24.5 - Planning with a Purpose: Conduct a community visioning and planning initiative that engages a diverse set of community members & stakeholders and uses a sustainability, resilience, or environmental justice framework such as:
- a. Strong Towns, Resiliency, Transition, Appreciative Inquiry.
- b. Eco-municipalities, Smart Cities, Healthy Communities.
- c. Environmental Justice, Race Equity, Equitable Development.
- 24.6 - Engaging the Next Generation: Engage wide representation of community youth and college students by creating opportunities to participate in city government (including commissions).
- 24.7 - Expanding Community Engagement: Engage Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), renters, low-income, new Americans, differently abled and other traditionally under-represented community members by encouragement, and support to participate in current and new opportunities to participate in city government.