Starting a Community Conversation
The first step in making a community more livable is convening community stakeholders for a thoughtful conversation. To get started:
- Personally invite community residents, including a broad range of local and regional leaders from across sectors, including representation from private businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions, among others.
- Select conversation facilitators who can remain neutral, build trust, and push participants to consider different perspectives.
- Provide an overview of the community’s demographic composition and describe the concept of a livable community.
- Lead the conversation and identify themes for further inquiry.