Making Connections, Advancing Equity

Community Members Help Connect Underrepresented Voices and City Government

Community Connectors elevate underrepresented voices and build trust between community members and city government. As community members, they partner with the city to co-design engagement opportunities, share resources and avenues to participate in city decision-making, and surface arising issues or community concerns. Community Connectors receive a stipend for their commitment, time and expertise.

Community Connectors are involved in a variety of different capacities and programs. A few select examples include:

Community Connectors-in-Residence

  • Focus: Support the voices and build power of underrepresented community members by reducing barriers to community engagement, advancing racial equity, and surfacing the ideas, concerns, and dreams of community members.
  • Dates: January 2021 – present
  • Eight Community Connectors

Comprehensive Flood and Stormwater Master Plan Update

  • Focus: Participate on the Community Working Group (CWG) and provide feedback to city staff and the project consultant during the planning process and support outreach that includes the perspectives of underrepresented communities.
  • Dates: January 2021 – July 2022
  • Two Community Connectors

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

  • Focus: Participate on the Community Engagement Subcommittee, co-design materials and engagement session, and support outreach of engagement session that will help shape the direction of the master plan update.
  • Dates: February 2021 – February 2022
  • Two Community Connectors

Recovery Equity Connectors

  • Focus: Ensuring the perspectives of community members of color and review of Rapid Response Racial Equity Assessments are included in city decision-making throughout recovery process
  • Dates: June 2020 – December 2020
  • Six Community Connectors

Emergency Response Connectors

  • Focus: Building trust between community members and local government, sharing COVID updates and public health guidelines, outreaching and navigating for basic needs services, and surfacing the issues and ideas of community members
  • Dates: March 2020 – present
  • 14 Community Connectors

East Boulder Subcommunity Planning Working Group

  • Focus: Supporting outreach and engagement related to the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan
  • Dates: May 2019 – December 2021
  • Two Community Connectors