Outreach & Engagement During COVID

State and local stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19 have significantly complicated community planning efforts. Traditional in-person meetings and workshops have been put on hold, forcing jurisdictions to seek new or enhanced virtual engagement methods and tools.

Fortunately, PlaceWorks has been perfecting virtual outreach and engagement as a complement to in-person events for many years and in a variety of settings. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve kept projects moving forward and on schedule, smoothly transitioning to online workshops and webinars. From maximizing community representation and event registrations to running break-out rooms and polling, we’re providing step-by-step guidance to public agencies throughout California to ensure meaningful stakeholder engagement. In many communities, the convenience of participating from home has actually increased involvement.