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The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners invites citizens to attend "Community Conversations". Community Conversations is a series of wide ranging discussions of ideas and realities confronting our community in light of fiscal restraints and challenges that face our County.  Community Conversations began in 2009 and are conducted annually with much success. 

The meetings feature a brief presentation of the County's budget and issues facing the county, followed by an interactive table-top activity, where the participant steps into the role of a commissioner in recommending service priorities. During the sessions, participants are electronically surveyed regarding opinions on a number of local issues.

Below are the presentation materials and participant results from prior years:

2012 Community Conversations:

 2012 Invitation

 Community Conversations Summary Results 2012

 Presentation - August 20, 2012

Activity Instructions 2012

Activity Worksheet 2012 (Tally of all activity results)

Activity Results - Detail


2011 Community Conversations:

  Invitation - 2011

 Community Conversations Summary Results 2011

 Presentation - August 15, 2011 meeting

 Activity Instructions 2011

 Activity Worksheet 2011

 Activity Results - summary

 Small Group Discussion Results - What do you love about Alachua County

 Small Group Discussion Results - Alachua County Time Capsule

 Small Group Discussion Results - Community Event Participation

 Participant Idea Board Responses - Program/Project/Facility

 Participant Idea Board Responses - Reductions


2010 Community Conversations:

  Invitation - 2010

 Presentation - April 19, 2010 meeting

 Activity Instructions - 2010

 Activity Worksheet - 2010

 Activity Results - summary

 Audience Questions Results - summary


2009 Community Conversations:

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