Task force looking to improve community engagement on wide-reaching issues

A community working group has been created to improve community engagement standards and Councillor Sherri-lyn Hill-Pierce has been appointed to work with the group.

The purpose of the project is to get more of the community’s voice with issues that pertain to the community as a whole and its first meeting is today.

“We need to figure out how we’re going to reach the rest of the community to hear what they have to say,” said Councillor Helen Miller. “I’m hoping this task force can do that.”

Councillor Audrey Powless-Bomberry said huge community meetings on important issues don’t seem to work.

She suggested smaller, table-talk type meetings when it comes to gathering community input.

“We do need to know what the community wants.”

Six Nations Elected Council said it needs to figure out how to reach people in the community who don’t go to meetings or might not have Internet access.

The working group will meet until September 2023 on developing community engagement standards.

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