Community Conversations - 2012
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 the current economic climate and service level expectations. Community Conversations began in 2009 and are conducted annually with much success.
The meetings feature a brief presentation of the County's budget and current 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.
"Public/Private partnerships have become increasingly important in these lean economic times," County Manager Rick Drummond commented, "With Community Conversations 2012, citizens will partner with us by lending their thoughts and ideas to the FY2013 budget discussion.
>>>>If you are interested in attending one of the 2012 Community Conversation sessions to be held in August, please click on the invitation below and select a meeting date and location. It is recommended that you RSVP to ensure seating availability.
Community Conversations Invitation 2012
Light refreshments will be served.
Community Conversations - 2011
The 2011 Community Conversations Summary Results document presented to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners can be accessed by clicking the document link provided below.
2011 Community Conversations Summary Results
Please click on the "Community Conversations" tab on the left side of this screen to see last year's presentation materials and participant results. Prior year's presentation materials and results are also displayed on the Community Conversations tab.
Support for this project is provided by the National Center for Civic Innovation, Center on Government Performance and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Below is another way to share your suggestions with the Office of Management and Budget staff.