Virtual Public Engagement Strategy for Underserved Communities: Challenges and Solutions
About this Webinar
Virtual public engagement is here to stay. While many local governments have been successful at exploring new technologies and seeing an increase in public participation, engaging under-resourced communities continues to be a challenge. This webinar will offer some solutions. Drawing on examples from several local governments, we will explore how to design a sustainable and equitable virtual engagement strategy that accounts for language access, digital literacy, intentional outreach and collaboration with community organizations and champions.
- Jennifer Flachman, Senior Management Analyst/Public Information Officer, City of Merced
- Nat Rojanasathira, Assistant City Manager, City of Monterey
- Roberto Carlos Torres, Senior Program Manager, Institute for Local Government
- Michelle Stephens, Account Executive, EngagementHQ
Moderated by Hanna Stelmakhovych, Program Manager, Institute for Local Government