The goal of communication is to keep the community fully engaged, and to keep residents up to speed on the progress made and decisions opportunities. The committee has two roles: communicate the progress to the community, and listen carefully to the responses of the residents.
Communicating With Your Community (.pdf)
Tips for committees and task forces on communicating with your community
Sample Letter for a Committee Meeting (.pdf)
Sample of a letter that may be used to invite residents/property owners to the first meeting to begin discussing how to handle wastewater issues.
Leadership for the Common Good Fieldbook (A U of M Extension CD-Rom)
Leadership inspires and mobilizes others to undertake collective action in pursuit of the common good. Leading others to act for the common good makes democracy work the way our founders imagined and the way modern society demands. For over twenty years, the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the University of Minnesota Extension Service have provided forums of instruction for leaders in Minnesota, the U.S. and the globe. The Leadership for the Common Good CD-Rom is a collection of tools for that instruction -- now available to classrooms, teachers, leaders and community organizations.
The tools include: