NCR Department 5 year goals
After many months of engaging various communities and groups in developing the NCR department 5 year goals, here is a draft of our goals.
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
Mission: To strengthen our city’s quality of life through vigorous community participation, resident involvement in neighborhood and community organizations, and supporting clearly defined links between the City, City services, neighborhood and community organizations.
Draft Goals and Objectives: Anticipated 5 Year Timeframe
1. Stakeholders 1 are engaged and have the information they need to participate in neighborhood, community and City discourse, processes and opportunities.
- Participation is broad based and inclusive
- Core Principles of Community Engagement define culture of engagement
- Stakeholders are equal, active participants in shaping the City’s future
- Community engagement activities are transparent and interactive
- Vision, goals and priorities align between City, community and neighborhoods
- Engagement fosters good citizenship
2. Empowered, inclusive and valued neighborhood organizations
- Neighborhoods are connected, responsive and accountable to all residents
- Supportive collaborations and partnerships exist between neighborhood and community, government, civic, business, institutional and philanthropic organizations
- Leadership development ensures access to new ideas while respecting past experience
- Neighborhood programming support is consolidated into the department.
3. City government is understandable, and services and programs are obtainable and equitable for all residents.
- Barriers affecting understanding and access for residents where cultural norms, values, language, disabilities and/or socio-economic status are addressed and removed.
- Homelessness is eliminated by 2016
- City is a welcoming place for new residents
- City has strong connection with community leaders and cultural groups
4. Thriving, safe and livable neighborhoods
- Residents feel a sense of community
- Residents and other stakeholders have the ability and tools to make positive contributions to their community
- Residents collaborate to address livability, social and development issues
- Block clubs and community events develop social infrastructure
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Stakeholders are defined as anyone impacted or have a direct interest in a decision (this may include elected officials, residents, community organizations, underrepresented communities, communities of color, City staff, City officials, neighborhood organizations, developers, and business owners, etc.).
May 3, 2010
Published May. 3, 2010