Best Practice: Utilize Multiple Outreach Techniques

Community planning meetings are more successful when they harness the expertise and experiences of a diverse array of participants. To promote meeting attendance, Project Teams should utilize a variety of outreach techniques including going door-to-door and providing fliers and other informative materials before meetings. Widespread awareness encourages consistent participation and brings valuable new input to project discussions.


Example: Staten Island

Two members of the Staten Island CAC (Community Advisory Committee) go door-to-door before their meetings. They discuss the progress of the projects with neighbors, answering questions and encouraging community members to offer their input during planning meetings.