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Help the City shape information and awareness sessions on Public Engagement Framework

November 27, 2018 –

What do you want to learn about public engagement? The City of Kingston is receiving input to develop resident information and awareness sessions on its Public Engagement Framework.

"We are asking residents to provide input on what they want to learn about public engagement. The input will shape the awareness sessions to cover material that's of most interest to residents," says Debbi Miller, manager, communications and public engagement.

Residents can complete an online survey at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by Dec. 14. One of the survey questions asks participants if they would like to participate in a focus group in January 2019 to assist in developing the information and awareness sessions.

Developed with extensive public consultation and approved last year, the Public Engagement Framework guides the City's approach to engaging and consulting with residents.

Guided by the Framework, City has held 72 in-person engagement sessions and 33 online surveys in 2018. The City has also had many employees receive International Association for Public Participation foundations training.

The aim of public engagement is to improve the quality of projects and decisions by engaging residents and stakeholders early and at key points in the development of an effort.

See the Public Engagement Framework at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/public-engagement.