The City recently launched a new Community Engagement Program. So what exactly is community engagement? Community engagement is the act of you and your neighbors constructively sharing ideas and valuable feedback about our community. Community engagement is a vital part of the democratic process and is essential to evolving our community. Be the change you want to see in the #biggestlittlecity and start engaging across the following platforms:
These are quarterly meetings in each Ward with your Councilmember. There will be some updates on City services like Public Safety and Code Enforcement, some talk about City and neighborhood projects and a chance to help guide the long-term vision for our City. Forum dates will be posted on Reno.gov or you can sign up for Reno Connect to get updates, agendas and meeting schedules.
This is your online forum to post big ideas, talk to other citizens about ideas already posted and engage in discussion forums on City issues and initiatives. It’s available 24/7 so it’s easy and convenient so you can check in whenever you think (Reno) about it.
Social media is one of the quickest ways to learn the latest news and share your thoughts on community issues. Be sure to Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. Also, check out Reno's most popular hashtags #biggestlittlecity and #thinkreno.
Hot Topic Meetings
These will be scheduled on an as needed when there’s a time-sensitive issue to talk about. Hot Topic Meeting dates will be posted on Reno.gov and available through Reno Connect.
Council Grass Roots Outreach
Councilmembers want to provide an easy, casual way to meet and talk about issues important to you. Grass Roots efforts are held in your Wards to do just that. Go to Reno.gov to find out where your Council member will be next.
Our Reno Direct call center is great, but there are times when you just can’t pick up a phone to make a call, or you want to include a picture with your request. We have a new City of Reno smartphone app that lets you report an issue and send a photo on the fly. It’s a free app you can download at the iTunes or Google online app stores.
This is a free, annual program that lasts for eight weeks. You'll learn all about City government and the services we provide. You’ll meet department leaders, visit City facilities like Fire Stations, the Regional Emergency Operations Center and the Public Works Corporation Yard. You may even get to meet one of our hard working four legged officers.