Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Leaders of Local Roundtable on May 13! Here’s the materials we promised to all attendees.
Here’s some follow – up from Theodora Skeadas at Cambridge Local First, who shared her experience with doing Virtual Town Halls:
To successfully undertake a town hall / community conversation, follow these steps:
Identify your speakers (economic development department manager, etc.)
Pick a date and time
Advertise the event, across these channels:
Take notes during the meeting, such as here
Send a follow-up email with key resources
Here’s Cambridge’s ongoing master document, which is open-sourced and cumulative: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S7EHXMma3IFIWDM7M6hgG5AuWbYruq9-J8DGf2Mf9G4/edit
Mary Alice Scott talked about guidelines, and here’s what she sent as follow up:
Here are the resources I mentioned!My major takeaway: don’t re-invent the wheel! Other states and even countries have gone through this.
Guidelines from the State of Maine (being updated weekly based on business owner feedback)
Thanks to all of you!
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