Other Ways to Engage
From sharing your perspective with your elected officials to volunteering for your favorite cause and leveraging city programs to build community in your neighborhood, there are many ways to get engaged with your local government. In addition to the online and in-person opportunities listed here, below are some other ways to get involved:
Participate at City Council Meetings
Boulder City Council values hearing from community members and provides open comment feedback and public hearing opportunities at all regular meetings. View information about meetings and upcoming agendas.
Chat with Council Members at Drop-in Sessions
City Council is piloting Chat or Walk with Council sessions at various locations, dates and times for community members to talk with two council members about issues that matter most to them.
Sign up to Receive Texts on Key Topics
The City of Boulder is piloting a texting platform, City Text Boulder, that sends community members information on several key topic areas.The pilot also allows community members to start conversations with staff. The focus of the pilot is to reach less connected residents, like those with lower incomes or Spanish language needs. Anyone, however, is welcoming to sign up. Visit the pilot website for more information.
Participate in Boards and Commissions Processes
The City of Boulder uses topic-specific boards and commissions to explore issues, conduct community engagement, vet possible challenges and solutions and provide advice to City Council. Some also perform regulatory and oversight functions. Check out meeting and recruitment information.
Volunteer with a City Department
Many city departments offer one-time and ongoing opportunities for volunteers. We're also interested in hearing from you about other skills you'd like to offer, so we can look for potential ways to match you with work groups.
Build Community in Your Neighborhood
Did you know that the city has programs, services and grant funding available designed to help neighbors get to know their neighbors, promote organizing and collective problem-solving and create diverse and meaningful places around town?
Request a Group Meeting or Presentation
City staff are available as schedules and resources permit to speak to community groups about topics of interest. Complete an online form to submit a request.