A brief overview of how St. Clements kickstarted their community engagement around the “Let’s Talk Trash” project.
EngagementHQ is used by organizations ranging in size from national governments and capital cities through to small regional communities. The Rural Municipality of St Clements in Manitoba Canada has a population of just over 10,000 people. St Clements started using EngagementHQ in October 2016 for their “Let’s Talk Trash” project. CAO DJ Sigmundson explained that they chose EngagementHQ because
“We wanted to talk to as many people as possible by engaging through multiple channels.”
St Clements started with a survey and information about the municipality’s trash project and an appeal for the community to register to share views on future municipal projects. In less than a month this small rural community achieved 1,271 visitors, gained feedback from 486 participants on the “Let’s Talk Trash” project and have built a database of 550 community members who are registered to get involved in future projects.
” …comments from participants have indicated that they appreciate being asked what they thought. We are only getting started and will continue to engage using the other tools on EngagementHQ.”Said Sigmundson.
When asked about future plans he added:
“It’s really about the next steps and building on the online community. We see a lot of synergy in using the tool for other projects in the city. Our community is very spread out so using EngagementHQ makes a lot of sense.”