Conversations are a central part of the Our Town, Our Future process. By talking to each other, we can get to know our neighbors, find common ground, and respectfully acknowledge our differences. We also know that public meetings aren't for everyone, and want to offer an easy and safe way for anyone in the community to discuss and share their ideas for Richmond.
We're inviting anyone in the community to host an informal "Community Conversation" - an opportunity to sit down with your group or organization, neighbors or friends, family or co-workers and discuss Richmond's future. Just follow three easy steps to get the information, have a conversation, and share your input.
Host a conversation in four easy steps!
STEP 1. SIGN UP
Send us a note to let us know that you'd like to host a conversation. We'll give you a packet with discussion questions, invitations, tips for making a great conversation, and information about how to capture and share your group's ideas.
STEP 2. PICK A DATE & INVITE YOUR GROUP
Pick a date, time and a place. It can be very informal and can be part of any existing gathering (neighborhood potluck, club meeting, church coffee hour, family dinner, book group, you name it...). Invite people to attend and let them know what to expect.
STEP 3. HOST YOUR CONVERSATION
Welcome your group, introduce the conversation, and have fun! Our packet will give you starter questions to discuss, but let the conversation go where it wants. Be open to any ideas and take notes to share.
STEP 4. SEND IN YOUR IDEAS
Return your packet or notes to the Planning & Zoning Department so that your group's ideas will all become part of the new vision for Richmond's future!