Community Conversations

Community Conversations

Multi-age group having conversation in circle outside

What Are the Community Conversations?

As part of our community planning efforts, we are engaging with the public this summer by holding a series of Community Conversations throughout the county.  We are doing this because we believe that it is essential to incorporate the voice of the people who live and work in Monterey County into our community planning.   The conversations are taking place in English or Spanish from June 01 – August 31, 2019 and include the following: 

  • 5-10 people gathering in a relaxed, inviting setting – a home, workplace, church or neighborhood center  

  • Conversations take place in English or Spanish

  • 90 minutes of discussion about participants’ aspirations for our community’s quality of life – What kind of community do you want?

  • Questions focus on aspirations in the areas of health, safety, education, and financial stability

  • IMC can provide a facilitator and a note-taker for each Community Conversation 

  • IMC can train you to be a facilitator anr/or note-taker for each Community Conversation

  • Individual names and personal information are not shared as part of results

Want More Information?

If you’d like to learn more about joining a conversation near you, please send an email to clare.margason@unitedwaymcca.org. For more specific information on the structure and roles of conversations, please click here