Engagement Policy

It’s time to say ‘I do’

When you hear the word engagement, do you think about a walk down the aisle? For the City of Penticton, engagement is a commitment but not the kind most people think of. For us, it is about being committed to involving the community in decisions that matter to you.

The City is ready to make this commitment formal but not with a trip to the altar. We have put together a policy that describes our commitment to engagement.

Before we seal the deal, we want to make sure that the policy meets your expectations – an important step in any successful relationship. You are invited to review the policy and complete a feedback form before October 5. You can also drop by the City’s booth at the market on September 21 to discuss it with staff or sign up to participate in one of two focus groups.

While there is no diamond ring for taking the time to get involved or share your feedback, the reward is knowing that you are helping shape the way the City makes important decisions that will affect the future of your community.

It’s time to say ‘I do’

When you hear the word engagement, do you think about a walk down the aisle? For the City of Penticton, engagement is a commitment but not the kind most people think of. For us, it is about being committed to involving the community in decisions that matter to you.

The City is ready to make this commitment formal but not with a trip to the altar. We have put together a policy that describes our commitment to engagement.

Before we seal the deal, we want to make sure that the policy meets your expectations – an important step in any successful relationship. You are invited to review the policy and complete a feedback form before October 5. You can also drop by the City’s booth at the market on September 21 to discuss it with staff or sign up to participate in one of two focus groups.

While there is no diamond ring for taking the time to get involved or share your feedback, the reward is knowing that you are helping shape the way the City makes important decisions that will affect the future of your community.

Engagement Policy Feedback Form

The City of Penticton has increased its focus on involving the community in decisions that matter to residents. Council would like to make its commitment to community engagement formal with the creation of a policy. A draft has been created and the City wants to know if the policy meets your needs to have your say in City decisions. Please review the policy and framework and complete the following feedback form. All completions will be entered in a draw for one of two $100 gift cards.


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Have you participated in an engagement activity with the City? (i.e. completed a survey, participated in a workshop or attended an open house.)
Rate your level of agreement with the proposed policy statements about the City’s engagement program. The community engagement program should be...
Rate your level of agreement with the proposed policy statements about the City’s engagement program. The community engagement program should be... Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree
dynamic and continuously improve
meaningful and lead to a tangible outcome or decision
based on the level of public impact
planned and measured
open, transparent and balanced
inclusive and respectful
cost-effective and resourced appropriately
collaborative and a shared responsibility
accountable to citizens
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