The Alliance convenes the Community Engagement Steering Committee to advise and advocate for regional reforms to support better community engagement of communities of color, people with disabilities, and low-wealth communities along our regional transitways.
The committee has made major progress in improving public community engagement processes for a more equitable Twin Cities region.
The committee successfully advocated for the Metropolitan Council to create a Public Engagement Plan. The plan establishes principles and processes for public engagement to ground Met Council decisions in the needs of community stakeholders and to engage people in the decision-making process.
Members of the committee also worked with the Metropolitan Council to form an Equity Advisory Committee that will oversee all of the agency’s work. The ultimate goal of this work is to create more equitable outcomes for the people who live and work in the region.