Community Building Pillar Status Update





Own the voice of community building through civic engagement and partnerships with state and national planning and design excellence associations.

List of contacts has been identified and relationships have been made with various organizations throughout the state. 

Provide learning opportunities to inform and influence internal and external audiences to advance community building through smart growth, new urbanism and civic engagement principles.

"The Power of Parks" workshop was presented in 3 areas around the state during the 2016 year.

The 2017 Agency Summit featured a Community Building focus. 

2017 Conference offered many community building sessions as well as an in-depth iLab.

Advocate local and state legislation and public policy that promotes smart growth and new urbanism.


Adopt best practices and sustainable models to maintain leadership in community building through civic engagement and the development of the public realm.

Best Practices identification and collection is ongoing. The best practice items collected so far are available on the website.

Lead Community Building: Jennifer Cirillo