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Raleigh Establishes a Community Engagement Board 

Are you interested in serving?

The Community Engagement Board will help to develop, evaluate, and implement the City of Raleigh’s community engagement efforts.  The Community Engagement Board will be a 16-member board made up of eight positions that are City Council appointed and eight positions selected through the Community Engagement Office.  Each district councilor will appoint a community member from their district, mayor and at-large councilors will appoint community members from at-large. Community Engagement Office will select eight representatives that reflect the diversity of the community in terms of lived experiences and demographic makeup.   

Responsibilities of the board:  

  • Review existing community engagement policies, practices, procedures, etc. and provide recommendations for improvement  
  • Elevate the voices and needs of communities that have historically been marginalized within government decision-making processes    
  • Advise and assist the City in connection with the development and implementation of equitable community engagement strategies   
  • Assist with public outreach to community members and convene stakeholders to promote opportunities for engagement  

 Are you interested in serving? 

Beginning May 23 and running through June 10 the Community Engagement Office will be accepting interested forms. The eight members selected through this process will represent: 

  • Long-Time Raleigh Resident: Resident has lived in Raleigh City Limits for most of their life  
  • New Raleigh Resident: Resident moved to Raleigh in the past 2-3 years   
  • Local Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) Business Owner: African American or Black, Asian, Native American or American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Multi-racial, Hispanic/Latino  
  • First Time Serving on Board or Commission: Resident has not previously served on a City of Raleigh Board or Commission  
  • Renter: Resident currently rents housing within Raleigh City Limits as their only and primary residence   
  • Young Adult: Resident between the ages of 18 to 23 years old   
  • Senior: Resident who is 65 years of age or older   
  • Community Initiatives & Resources: Resident with experience, lived or professional, educating, motivating, and advocating for community needs and/or under-invested groups
  • General Board Members      

Questions? Contact communityengagement@raleighnc.gov  

Let’s shape Raleigh’s future together!  

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