During the engagement process, Southern Nevadans described a future with opportunities to continue public participation in decision-making processes throughout the region. In response, the Southern Nevada Strong (SNS) team, with input from community partners, developed a community engagement toolkit. The toolkit is a resource for advancing public participation throughout Southern Nevada. It will guide residents, businesses, civic groups, and public agencies toward more effective engagement, and provides a framework for more informed and inclusive decision-making processes.
In recent circumstances, we have seen community engagement re-imagined. In response to COVID-19, Southern Nevada’s public agencies, civic groups, businesses, and residents mobilized around online engagement platforms and tools. We are hopeful that some of these strategies will carry over into our recovery period, further diversifying the voices heard in our community engagement processes.
The toolkit below provides various resources for conducting community engagement, including resources for traditional in-person engagement as well as strategies for conducting online and virtual engagement. In most cases, it can be beneficial to use a combination of techniques, ensuring that the process allows for broad participation from all of our region’s residents.