How Community Engagement Leads to Policy Action

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How do we better involve and include communities when moving from engagement to equitable policy?   

An engaged community plays a meaningful role in the deliberation, decision-making and implementation of programs that affect them. Efficient community engagement requires dedicated time, funds and the right skills. Advocates must begin by engaging with communities to better understand their mobility needs and brainstorm solutions for equitable policies together.

The speakers will share how engagement played a significant role in successfully advancing transportation electrification in underserved communities, and how including community stakeholders is essential when shaping policy and co-creating campaigns. 

Speakers include: 

  • Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, PhD., Sustainable Communities Program Director, GreenLatinos
  • Anissa Pemberton (they/them), Grants & Operations Manager, 350PDX
  • José Acosta-Córdova, MUPP, Environmental Planning and Research Organizer, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)