When done right, Community Visioning  can be used to develop consensus about the needs, wants and values of different groups within the community. By establishing shared goals that align with community priorities, community visioning can also inspire a greater sense of belonging and trust with residents.

So why aren't all municipalities involving the community in their visioning process? Gathering information from residents and acting on that feedback isn't always easy!

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • What is community visioning, and what are the key benefits?
  • Complexities to consider when involving the community in your visioning process
  • The role of technology in engaging the community
  • And much more!

Duration: 1 hour

Craig Rapp

Craig Rapp
Craig is the Owner and President of Craig Rapp, LLC. He is a nationally recognized speaker, facilitator and consultant who is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations clarify their purpose, align their actions, and achieve sustainable results.  For over twenty years, Craig was a chief executive in local government — a City Manager in three cities and a senior executive at a regional council. In addition, he was an executive in two privately held companies and was the Director of Consulting for the International City-County Management Association.

Lawrence Grodeska

Lawrence Grodeska
Lawrence is the CEO and Co-founder of CivicMakers. He helps residents, communities, businesses and governments listen to and collaborate effectively with each other. Before founding CivicMakers, Lawrence spent seven years in local government at San Francisco and Alameda County and brought that experience to his work on civic engagement in the private sector. He released the government of San Francisco‘s first mobile app based on open data, built the B2B content marketing program at Change.org, and launched Accela’s Contractor Central app to facilitate municipal licensing and permitting.

Colleen Hardwick

Colleen Hardwick
Colleen Hardwick is the CEO of PlaceSpeak, an award-winning location-based citizen engagement platform that authenticates participants’ digital identity to their physical address. With academic roots in geography, political science and urban planning, Colleen possesses a strong historical perspective on civic development. Her passion for solving complex public policy problems and addressing a growing sense of civic disenfranchisement inspired her to found PlaceSpeak. Colleen is an active member in the IAP2 and the NCDD. She is also engaged with the Digital Identity Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and Open Data BC.