Engage

Invest is committed to participation in civic life.  Want to become more involved?  Join the Residents Committee 

you can:

  • join ECAT
  • participate in focus groups and listening sessions
  • be a reviewer to provide feedback to City projects and other community initiatives

Sign up below

ECAT

Started in 2017 in response to the Community Engagement Motion passed by City Council, ECAT (Engage Cincy Action Team) is comprised of neighborhood residents working with City staff to provide opportunities for meaningful and proactive participation in the City’s decision-making processes.

Neighborhood representatives both assess and recommend engagement efforts and work collaboratively with City staff to complete projects aimed at strengthening the culture of community engagement in Cincinnati.

Over the past few years we have:

  • Worked with HR to create training for ALL City employees to improve engagement with the public
  • Worked with the Budget Office to improve outreach, training and reporting for the Community Budget Requests
  • Worked with DCED and Planning to capture in an easy to understand format the steps and engagement points in the City’s development process
  • Worked with OPDA on processes such as the Special Events Portal and Permitting
  • Created the Neighborhood Leadership Academy

Interested in being a neighborhood representative? 
We meet monthly in City Hall (3rd Thursday, 11:30 – 12:30)

For more information: City Manager’s Office:  ECAT

Focus Groups

Can’t make ECAT monthly meetings?  Volunteer to participate in focus groups and listening sessions

Invest works with various City departments and other community organizations to help with focus groups and listening sessions.  

We have worked with (among others)

  • the City’s MAG leadership to set up listening sessions around CPD’s interactions with Community Councils
  • OPDA to provide detailed feedback on the development of the Special Events portal
  • The Budget Office to provide feedback on the CBR process
  • The Community Police Partnering Center of United Way 

Opportunities arise on an ad hoc basis and are typically held in the evenings or a Saturday morning

Reviewer

Occasionally reviewers are needed for projects in progress that can be done remotely through surveys or shared documents.  

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