Community Engagement
Community Engagement 
City role: significant 
Three measures: percentage of survey respondents feeling very or somewhat satisfied with their engagement in community events, programs and volunteer opportunities; percentage of survey respondents rating information about community events, programs and volunteer opportunities as excellent or good; and number of participants in neighborhood planning meetings and events, such as committee meetings, open houses, and public forums.

Community engagement. Redmond's biennial survey asked about citizen level of engagement in and satisfaction regarding information about events, programs and volunteer opportunities.  In 2013, 75 percent of respondents reported that they felt very satisfied or satisfied with engagement in community events, programs, and volunteer opportunities.  This question was asked for the first time in 2013.  At the same time, 68 percent believed information provided about events, programs, or volunteer opportunities was excellent or good (the same as in 2011). 

Participation in neighborhood planning.  In 2012 the City broadened this measure to track in-person participation as well as other participation, such as through completing surveys or visiting neighborhood webpages. Therefore, the baseline year has been reset to 2012. In all, 9,449 connections were made in 2012. This number increased to 10,924 in 2013.

Source: Planning Department

Updated March 2014

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