Introducing: Be Heard Durham
Be Heard Durham is an online platform and portal that collects and amplifies voices of historically underrepresented communities to shape City decision-making and lead to positive change. Click here to visit the Portal!
The Community Engagement Team is using Cortico to provide a process and technology that invites, records, and shares community experiences, especially for those who have been historically underserved and underrepresented.
The tool supports community members' ability to influence City decision-making. It removes some barriers to equitable community engagement by amplifying the voices of residents who tend to shy away from large community forums, decline to take surveys or prefer to share thoughts and ideas in small group settings amongst peers.
We continue to add conversations to the database. In the meantime, see a few highlights from our discussions below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to receive the latest updates.
Want to get involved with Be Heard Durham? Visit our sign-up page.
"So you do know this is broken. But addressing broken things takes courage, and it takes the strength of character to say, easy solutions are not going to give us the improvements and address the real concerns that we need to have addressed."
Photo Credit: Miles Spann
Community Conversations: Highlights
What we Heard...
Read Individual Reports for Pilot Communities
Check back soon as we continue to add more highlights to our website!