Successful Community Engagement Event at Everett’s Village Fest

This past Saturday, September 23rd, the MAPC team held a very successful community participation exercise for the update to Everett’s open space and recreation plan!

The City of Everett held its 3rd annual Village Fest at the Night Shift Brewery, and the MAPC team used the opportunity to ask attendees their opinions on how to improve the city’s parks and recreational facilities. We asked participants to answer five main questions illustrated on boards hanging underneath a tent, and asked them fill out a paper ballot. As a way of garnering interest, we used old-school ViewMasters as a way of displaying the ideas and answer options.

We rewarded the 100 participants who completed the ballot by giving them Mexican-style “elote” corn-on-the-cob.

Team project manager, Carlos Montanez held this event, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our Arts & Culture (Carolyn, Annis, and Jenn) – for their feedback, ideas, and participation; Renator Castelo, for actively engaging participants; Heidi Stucker and Barry Keppard, for their input on community gardening and public health aspects; and Mark Racicot for his feedback.

We hope to see you at our next community engagement event!