Community Engagement Workshops:
SESSION ONE: 9 - 10 a.m.
Can They Build That Here?
Join the city’s Planning & Zoning Department to learn the basics of zoning, land use and hear practical steps for neighbors interested in participating in the public hearing process.
How Code Enforcement Supports Our Community
Hear up-to-date information from the city's Code Compliance Department about: code violations, priority cases, role and responsibilities of Code Compliance Officers vs. Substandard Code Officers, enforcement processes and timetables, enforceable violations, the Multi-Family Program, illegal dumping and more.
Partnering with Your Neighborhood Police Officer (NPO)
Get to know more about this vital program within the Fort Worth Police Department including: the chain of command, role and responsibilities, best practices of reporting minor issues/follow-up vs. crimes, neighborhood concerns, how to prevent/assist and tips and resources for effective crime prevention.
SESSION TWO: 10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Working Together to Create Pathways to Housing
Directions Home will weave thought-provoking examples throughout this interactive workshop while sharing an overview of the scope and causes of homelessness, effective solutions and ways neighborhoods can partner with the city to help reduce homelessness.
How We're Tackling Litter & Illegal Dumping
The city's Environmental Quality Division will inform neighbors about different ways community partners and neighborhoods are working together to solve the litter problem in our city. Learn current strategies to address litter reduction including: prevention, clean-ups, enforcement and awareness.
It's a Balancing Act! Budgeting City Priorities
The city's Budget & Performance & Budget Department will introduce neighbors to the basics of how our city budget is developed. This interactive discussion will include group exercises and a simulation tool that place participants in the shoes of the city when making tough decisions.
SESSION THREE: 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Effective communication takes time, patience and consistency and social media is one of several methods successful neighborhood associations use. Gain insights and practical tips from the city's Community Engagement Office to learn how to shape your communication plan and leverage the power of social media.
If These Walls Could Talk: Uncovering the Story of Your Home and Neighborhood
Learn about a variety of free resources available at the Fort Worth Public Library you can use to discover the history of your home, neighborhood, and community. Library archivists will teach neighbors how to conduct research using maps, photographs, historical records and government information.
Building Unified Communities: One Culture at a Time!
Tarrant County Public Health will facilitate a collaborative discussion about neighborhood improvement, event planning, education and civic engagement in diverse communities. Neighbors will leave with a better understanding about of how to create culturally-inclusive special events and activities in their neighborhood.
For more information about this event, please contact the Community Engagement Office at 817-392-6201 or email@example.com.