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What is Community Engagement?

Community engagement seeks to better engage the community to achieve long-term and sustainable outcomes, processes, relationships, discourse, decision-making, or implementation. It is the process of working collaboratively on issues affecting the well-being of each other and the Traverse City community. Community engagement is a powerful vehicle for bringing about environmental and behavioral changes that will improve the health of the community and its members.

Increasing the City’s communication landscape is at the forefront of our goals and objectives. We strive to develop the four pillars of trust; expertise, reliability, goodwill, and authenticity, with our community members. Let’s work together on a sustainable future that contributes to the health of our region economically and environmentally and provides equitable opportunities for all.

Be a Citizen in Action

Become a Citizen in Action! The City has a number of upcoming vacancies on various boards and commissions. Your contributions will shape policy initiatives and services that affect the future of our beloved community!

Get Involved

Attend Meetings and/or Subscribe to Meeting Packets

Attending meetings or following the work of your fellow community members who sit on various boards and commissions is the best way to stay in the know on the policies and initiatives that are being developed to shape our future.

Subscribe to receive meeting packets via email

Participate in Public Engagement Opportunities

Together, we are working toward cultivating inclusivity for everyone by allowing participation on their own time and with their own comfort level.

While we are eager to advance to a normal and everyday way of life, the last two years have provided an opportunity to grow public engagement beyond the in-person open house. Look for announcements for public engagement opportunities on various subjects and participate in any way that works for you!

Public Participation Policy