Engage, new online tool for residents, launches
By Lisa Brody
Engage Birmingham, a new online engagement platform to encourage input from residents, launched this week at engage.bhamgov.org.
The goal of Engage Birmingham is to allow residents, community members and other stakeholders the opportunity to conveniently participate in the municipal decision-making process. The city plans to use the new platform to share information and plans, answer questions and gather feedback on many of its projects and initiatives.
Currently, the site provides important community facts, information on the 2040 Master Plan process and updates, and requests input on pickleball court locations.
“Collaboration with the community is an important piece of our decision-making process and we are proud to offer Engage Birmingham as another tool to engage the public,” said Melissa Fairbairn, assistant to the city manager.
The community is encouraged to visit engage.bhamgov.org to register and view engagement opportunities. Once registered, visitors can participate in a survey regarding how they currently engage with the city of Birmingham.
“Community input is critical to ensure that we are making decisions and using our resources to benefit everyone in the community. Engage Birmingham offers a convenient way for the community to share their voice,” said Lauren Wood, director of public services. “The public services department is excited for this new platform as a way to receive input on various parks bond related projects.”