Public Engagement Pilot Program wraps up

Final report presented to Council


The Public Engagement Pilot Program wrapped up after members of the Community Engagement Task Force presented their report with recommendations to Council at the Regular Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019. Council will take the recommendations under advisement and will consider them during the development of their strategic plan, committees formation and other initiatives.

The Public Engagement Pilot Program consisted of four engagement sessions held over the course of one year and began in November 2017. The purpose of the program was to “further community engagement and public conversation” in a less formal setting than a Council or Committee of the Whole meeting. For more information on this program, to view videos of the sessions and to read the final report, visit

Link to Strategic Plan: Increasing public engagement contributes to taking responsibility to be an excellent municipal government.

Key Points

  • The Public Engagement Pilot Program completed with a final session held in November 2018.
  • Council will consider the recommendations in the final report to further public engagement in Nanaimo.


"I would like to thank the Community Engagement Task Force for the work they put into the pilot program. The final report is a useful document for Council and staff and will help us improve public engagement in the community."

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • The Community Engagement Task Force was a result of a Council motion made to set up an "ad-hoc committee" to develop a pilot program consisting of open-topic engagement sessions held in an informal setting.


Tracy Loewen
Communication and Marketing Specialist
City of Nanaimo

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