January 23, 2019

Golden Vision 2030 Wins Silver Award for Community Engagement

At an awards ceremony on Wednesday night, Golden and our Golden Vision 2030 process were recognized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments with a Silver Award for the quality of our community engagement. It’s been an amazing effort so far guided by a simple premise: instead of asking the community to come to City Hall, city staff and City Council went out into the community. Some highlights:

  • More than 800 community members attended eight neighborhood block parties last summer, and hundreds more provided input through other non-traditional meetings with city staff.
  • We recorded more than 350 video interviews of Goldenites sharing their thoughts about the community and its future.
  • Neighborhood block parties connected residents with free services, such as bicycle tune-ups and veterinary care, while also providing opportunities for neighbors to make connections.

Special kudos go to city staffers Steve Glueck, Theresa Worsham, and Nancy York for their hard work and creativity, and to the Orton Family Foundation for their expertise and support.

I made a video with my mobile phone of the very short (42 seconds) presentation on our community engagement award:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/11341622]