You are invited ... to participate!
The City of Longmont encourages and welcomes its residents to be involved in all aspects of city government. There are many ways you can get involved, from simply staying informed to expressing your opinions to volunteering to help the City deliver many of its excellent services. The City of Longmont has developed a framework of varying levels for involving the community as shown at right. They range from simply distributing information to listening to residents’ ideas for and opinions on specific projects to forming partnerships with individuals and organizations in order to deliver a needed service.
Getting involved begins with a click. Below are several ways you can participate with the City of Longmont. Just click on what interests you, and get started today.
Participate in the conversation
Check out our new Community Engagement Forum, where various topics will be posted for you to provide feedback. This is a new way for you to provide your input to elected officials and city staff quickly and easily. Join the conversation.
- City Line monthly newsletter
- e-Notifications - e-mail updates on a variety of topics
- City event calendar
- Recreation brochure
- GO - quarterly brochure of programs for seniors
- Follow us on social media
- Attend City Council meetings: Tuesdays, 7 pm, in Council Chambers at the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.
- View City Council meetings live on Comcast Channel 8 or on the Channel 8 website
- View past City Council meetings
Be a Consultant
- Speak with Council members at "Public Invited to be Heard" - the beginning of every Council meeting
- Join us for Coffee with Council - the last Saturday of the month, January – October
- Contact City Council members
Be Involved/Be A Partner
- Serve on an advisory board or commission
- Help organize and register your neighborhood group for access to great benefits
Community Involvement Process and Resources
Interested in engaging your own neighbors and friends in change?
The City’s community involvement resource manual, Engaging Citizens, is a guide to how and when the City might use these different community involvement processes.
Train yourself in the art of Community Involvement by viewing the Training on Community Involvement
Interested in a quick-learn on a specific technique? View these "one-pagers" to get a flavor for a specific way of managing group process.
For more information about Longmont's community involvement activities, contact Sandi Seader at (303) 651-8634.
The Community Involvement Team values various organizations who champion and build community involvement skills. These agencies include:
- International Association for Public Participation - http://www.iap2.org/
- Corporation for Positive Change, Appreciative Inquiry for Global Good - http://www.positivechange.org/
- The Institute for the Common Good at Regis University - http://www.icgregis.org/
- Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University - http://www.cpd.colostate.edu/activities.html