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Mon, Jul 24

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Riverside

Steering Committee Meeting

The Mission Grove Neighborhood Association is looking for volunteers to join the steering committee. The steering committee is responsible for setting the direction of the association and overseeing its activities

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Time & Location

Jul 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Riverside, 151 Alessandro Blvd, Riverside, CA 92508, USA

About the event

The neighborhood steering committee is a group of individuals who work together to address and advocate for the needs and interests of our neighborhood and community. Their main purpose is to provide a platform for local residents to have a voice in decision-making processes that impact their neighborhood. The committee acts as a liaison between residents, local authorities, and other organizations to promote positive changes and improvements within the community.

Here are some common roles and responsibilities of a neighborhood steering committee:

Community Advocacy: The committee represents the interests of the neighborhood to local government officials, agencies, and organizations. They advocate for initiatives and policies that benefit the community and address its unique challenges.

Planning and Development: The committee may participate in discussions and planning processes related to the development of the neighborhood. They may provide input on zoning, land use, and infrastructure projects to ensure they align with the community's vision.

Community Engagement: The committee fosters communication and engagement with residents, encouraging them to participate in community activities and decision-making processes. They may organize town hall meetings, community events, and surveys to gather input and feedback from the residents.

Issue Resolution: When issues or conflicts arise within the neighborhood, the steering committee may facilitate dialogues and mediate to find solutions that benefit all parties involved.

Safety and Security: The committee may work with local law enforcement and community organizations to address safety concerns and implement neighborhood watch programs.

Outreach and Communication: The committee communicates with residents regularly, keeping them informed about ongoing projects, local events, and important updates that impact the neighborhood.

Collaboration with Local Organizations: They collaborate with local businesses, schools, nonprofits, and other community groups to promote partnerships and leverage resources for the betterment of the neighborhood.

Fundraising and Grant Applications: If necessary, the committee may engage in fundraising activities or apply for grants to support community projects and initiatives.

Long-term Planning: The steering committee may develop long-term plans for the neighborhood's growth and improvement, considering factors like sustainability, economic development, and social well-being.

Overall, a neighborhood steering committee plays a vital role in fostering a sense of community, empowering residents, and ensuring that the neighborhood's interests are well-represented in local decision-making processes. The specific tasks and responsibilities of the committee may vary depending on the neighborhood's unique needs and goals.

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