The Collaborative’s education and engagement activities worked to make the public aware of the Collaborative, facilitate the public’s input in the process of developing the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) and incorporate public participation into its release and implementation. These activities occurred throughout three rounds of engagement and were an integral part of developing and implementing the RPSD. The Collaborative’s Education and Engagement Committee (EEC) has had oversight over these activities.
The goals of the Education and Engagement process were to:
- Educate and engage a broad range of communities and stakeholders on the work of the Collaborative and the RPSD.
- Develop and implement an integrated process that will ensure the meaningful participation of diverse communities in the development of the RPSD.
- Create a region-wide sense of ownership of the development and implementation of the RPSD.