Summary of Objective Implementation Status
This objective is a follow-up to Organizational Excellence objective 2-1, which requires the County to conduct a community satisfaction survey to identify baseline expectations. The community survey will be administered in February 2023. After the survey is completed, the County will review results to understand where the community perceives service gaps and needs. Results will also inform community engagement and outreach strategies and processes for community engagement and collaboration in key areas. The County Administrator’s Office has allocated funding to engage consultants as needed for project-specific community engagement activities, and to fund related costs including stipends, translation, interpretation, facilitation, printing, etc.
Additionally, implementation of this objective is directly related to work taking place through implementation of Racial Equity and Social Justice objective 4-1: Establish a process for engagement and collaboration with community members and stakeholder groups, and launch a community engagement strategy with a focus on racial equity. The Board allocated funds for the Office of Equity to engage an outside consultant to develop County community engagement strategies. The project will kick-off in January 2023, in parallel to the community survey. The consultant’s report and recommendations are expected to be presented to the Board by March 2024.
Key Milestone Update
Coordination and Partnership Update
The County anticipates building on partnerships with local jurisdictions and community-based partners in the development of the engagement strategy.
Community, Equity, and Climate Update
The County Administrator’s Office is working in Partnership with the Office of Equity to develop the countywide community engagement and outreach strategy.
The County has $300,000 allocated for this objective, which may be used for project-specific engagement activities or for broader engagement strategy development.