Community Building Pillar Status Update

Objective

Status

Lead the connection of all Floridians to the benefits of parks and recreation through intentional design physically connecting communities and through strengthening opportunities for community engagement, community advocacy, and an overall sense of community.

List of contacts has been identified and relationships have been made with various organizations throughout the state; defining desired outcomes from park and recreation relationships with public safety organizations and then addressing the means to make these connections 



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



Establishing a way to communicate with internal and external audiences on the importance of parks and recreation programs in community building *to include equity and inclusion factors8.
It Starts In Parks flier translated to Spanish and Creole to inclusion on website and for agencies to use. 
The Community Building Challenge is available for anyone at any given time to participate in.

Advocate for legislation, public policy, and partnerships that promote smart growth and civic engagement.

Tapping into advocacy groups on all ends of the age spectrum, potentially training professionals on how to develop these advocates.



Adopt best practices and sustainable models to maintain leadership in community building through civic engagement and participation in 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

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