The community engagement process for the City of Milwaukie to update their comprehensive plan with their resident’s ideas embraced in the creation of the strategy.
3J team members assisted the City of Milwaukie with a new Community Vision to guide an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Tasks included facilitating a steering committee and advisory committee, conducting stakeholder interviews, developing key messages, and designing a robust community engagement strategy. The strategy included methods for reaching diverse populations through associated translations, conducting community conversations in multiple languages, running a Youth Action Team to canvass local businesses, and planning and facilitating two community-wide town halls, complete with childcare and simultaneous translation services. The Community Vision and Action Plan was embraced by the Milwaukie community, City Department Heads and the City Council, and was unanimously adopted in September 2017.
City of Milwaukie
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, Award for Public Involvement, 2017
The team brought together the diverse city of Milwaukie to design a plan the community would embrace.