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Get Involved

Be heard and get involved!

We need you! There are so many ways to get more informed and involved in our community. Here are a few ideas:

  • Sign up to receive emails from the city so you know the latest news and upcoming events
  • Follow the city on social media
  • Attend city-sponsored events, trainings, and workshops
  • Volunteer with the city
  • Serve on a commission, the Multicultural Advisory Committee, or even run for City Council!

Staff to contact

We have Community Engagement staff who are eager to learn about your interests and help you get connected.

Contact Claudia Diggs, Neighborhood Relations Specialist

  • New Connect program– volunteer to deliver welcome bags to new residents
  • Apply for a neighborhood grant
  • Invite her to come speak with your Homeowners Association or neighborhood group

Contact Xiongpao “Xp” Lee, Community Liaison

  • Find out more about the Brooklyn Park Community Assembly monthly event every fourth Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Meet to learn how to get more connected

Contact Josie Shardlow, Community Engagement Manager

  • Partner with the city on an event or program

History of community engagement in Brooklyn Park

The City of Brooklyn Park’s Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) ran from 2010-2015. Hundreds of residents and many staff and Council Members worked to kick start a culture of inclusion and participation. The work of the Core Planning Team, GoBP! Coalition, Diversity Team, Resources Team, Youth Team and Measurement Team resulted in numerous ripple effects. Thanks to everyone who participated over the years!

What began as an initiative evolved into a philosophy that is embedded throughout the city departments’ work. We continue to always look for ways to “do things with people instead of to people,” as former Mayor Lampi used to say. We know that the city gets better outcomes when we include more voices and perspectives.

 
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