Livable Communities Projects: Community Engagement Primer

Posted In: Communities
Date: 12/17/2019 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Event Locations:

Bloomington Center for the Arts, Rehersal Room
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
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The Metropolitan Council’s Livable Communities grant programs will offer more points to grant applications that propose robust practices to engage communities with a direct stake in development projects. Staff have designed learning opportunities to better support project teams that are making strides in integrating community voices into their projects.

This is the second of four community engagement sessions designed specifically for Livable Communities grant applicants. Grant applicants do not need to have attended the first session to participate in the this session.

We will offer a brief recap of the material covered in the first session and hear from three presenters about their work planning for community engagement in the city process, with a focus on suburban communities. Attendees will participate in a small-group work session to develop an engagement plan with their team based on a real-world scenario.

These community engagement practitioners will be joining Livable Communities Act (LCA) staff:  

  • Claudia Fuentes, Outreach Coordinator, Metropolitan Council
  • Alejandra Pelinka, Creative Placemaking and Engagement Director, City of Bloomington
  • Josie Shardlow, Community Engagement Manager, City of Brooklyn Park
  • Jeannette Rebar, Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Saint Paul Public Works

A light breakfast and snacks will be provided (gluten free/vegan options will be available).

Session 2

Tuesday, December 17
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Bloomington Center for the Arts, Rehersal Room
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
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Register online by Friday, December 13.

When you register, please include questions or topics you would most like to discuss during the session. This will help us make best use of your time and touch on the information you most want to hear.


Hannah Gary, LCDA Program Coordinator, or 651-602-1633.

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