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Community Involvement Resource Manual

This framework was developed to help City officials and community members determine which issues are appropriate for some level of community involvement and also identify different types of techinques that can be effective in drawing out meaningful public participation on issues

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Levels of Community Involvement

The City of Longmont is committed to involving our residents in a variety of ways. We recognize that the City provides many services that require information be given to residents (inform), processes that require feedback and input from our residents (consult and involve) and some projects in which the City plays a participant role (partner). Below is our community involvement model, and a guide to how our employees choose the appropriate level of community engagement.

INFORM

This level of involvement is designed to provide balanced and objective information to assist in understanding the problem, alternatives, and/or solutions. This level of involvement is appropriate to use when:

 

CONSULT

This level of involvement is designed to obtain feedback from the community on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions. This level of involvement is appropriate to use when:

 

INVOLVE

This level of involvement is used when collaborating directly with the community to ensure that issues and concerns are consistently understood and considered. This level of involvement is appropriate to use when:

 

PARTNER

This level of involvement is designed to partnering with the public in each aspect of the decision including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution. All participants input is equally valued. This level of involvement is appropriate to use when: