public engagement

The Coalition for the Advancement of Public Engagement is a group of diverse people with an interest in the relationship between governance & public engagement.

The Coalition for the Advancement of Public Engagement fulfills the mandate of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement by:

  • Monitoring the City’s progress on delivering on its public engagement Action Plan through reports and performance measures
  • Ensuring the perspectives of the Administration, our public and City Council remain forefront throughout the implementation
  • Providing advice, feedback, and recommendations to City Administration as it plans and delivers public engagement processes and activities

The Coalition will report to Administration regularly, and to City Council twice a year.  

The membership of the Coalition for the Advancement of Public Engagement consists of representation from City Administration and the public plus ex-officio members as follows:

  • An Administrative Co-Chair and a Public Co-Chair
  • Maximum 10 City of Edmonton staff with involvement or interest in the implementation of the Council Initiative on Public Engagement and/or public engagement processes and activities
  • Minimum 10 members of the public who represent the diversity of the City of Edmonton
  • Adjunct Members representing the Engagement Branch, Director level or higher
  • Select Council Members who will not be members of the Coalition but who will act as liaisons with City Council
  • A Coalition Coordinator representing the Engagement Branch, Manager level or higher
  • A maximum of 20 members in total. Including the two co-chairs but not including adjunct members, the Coalition Coordinator or Council liaisons

Members must be:

  • A resident of the City of Edmonton or a City of Edmonton employee
  • A minimum of 15 years of age

For more information please contact: guidingcoalition@edmonton.ca