Community Engagement Committee Meeting Minutes – 2/15/11

In attendance:  Father Stan Aksamit, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Jane Banks, Center for Human Development, Sylvia deHaas-Phillips, United Way of Pioneer Valley, David Gadaire, Career Point, Andrew Morehouse, Food Bank of Western Mass., Pamela Schwartz, network coordinator

Taking stock of community engagement mission: Agreed to recommit to priority of educating broader community around housing first.

List of target populations:

  • Hunger summit every Sept.
  • Hampden/Hampshire County Realty Associations (Jane B)
  • all chambers, rotaries, civic groups
  • clergy groups
  • councils of churches, interfaith councils
  • regional school superintendent groups
  • credit unions
  • hospitals
  • new businesses

To do prior to engagements:

  • Create coordinated message, talking points;
  • Create action steps for audience, e.g., how to volunteer, how to advocate, how to get involved.

Sylvia will reach out to other United Ways re: their community connections.  Pamela will pursue Paul Robbins for LC membership (said would consider joining last December) – would be a great link to marketing aspect of Network mission.

Each committee member will email Pamela by Friday 3/4 with an outreach target.

Next meeting:  Monday, April 11, 8:30-10:00 am, DMH Haskell Building

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