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In Phase 1 of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement, we heard that there needs to be processes put in place that will help to ensure that we are meeting our public engagement goals and living the guiding principles articulated in Phase 1.  This Working Group of community members and City staff developed an evaluation framework with measures, metrics and targets that includes the context, the process and the impact of public engagement. This framework will assess if we are meeting our goals and living our public engagement guiding principles.

This Working Group also developed a public reporting system and a strategy for recognizing excellence in public engagement.

Evaluation, Reporting and Recognition Member Profiles

"If it's done right, typically all parties will find some wins and some challenges."
"You've got to get in there. You've got to quit complaining, and actually try to make things better."
"Accountability falls with each individual taxpayer, not just the politicians."
"Engagement gives people a sense of belonging, which makes them healthier and more connected."
"Collaboration can be very difficult. But if everybody is in it for the best solution, you'll only arrive at that by incorporating a diverse group."
"People are more than willing to tell you what they need, as long as you can reach them in the first place."

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