Community Engagement Guide

The Community Engagement Guide was originally developed by Emily Torres-Cullinane using previous project experiences, ideas submitted by MAPC staff, and guidance from other public agencies, and is intended as an internal tool to assist in achieving MAPC’s outreach objective. This version of the guide has been modified to allow any organization to use the strategies that have been developed internally to pursue their own community engagement efforts.

This guide is a tool to assist in achieving an organization’s outreach objective. It proposes a standard for public outreach and engagement, which is based upon the belief that if public outreach and engagement is to be successful, it must be thoughtfully integrated throughout the lifecycle of a place-based planning or outreach project. The guide breaks down the process making it easier to strategize engagement activities. Read more.