KLA's Summer Intern takes a look at our latest resource, a 4-step guidance document on adding "street teams" to your community engagement strategies.
By: Claire McCoy
We know that one of the most effective ways to effectively engage your community during a planning or similar process is to get out in the community. To be present at community events. To convene small get-togethers. To show up at the places where people live, work, play and commute.
But for busy local government staff, that can be a time and resource intensive exercise. And you might not be in the best position to get honest feedback.
That’s why a key ingredient for robust, equitable engagement is street teams.
Given the questions about and interest in street teams on our recent Equitable Engagement webinar, we pulled together a resource on the topic. It includes:
- a detailed 4-step Recruit-Train-Coordinate-Evaluate process
- best practices for getting your municipality’s first street team up and running
- pro tips
- resources like job descriptions and contracts