Community Involvement Guidebook

Level of Community Involvement

Increasing Impact on the Decision

Inform

Consult

Involve

Collaborate

To partner with the public in each aspect of the decision including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solutions.

To provide the public with balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the problem, alternatives, opportunities, and/or solutions.

To obtain public feedback on analysis, alternatives, and/or decisions.

T o work directly with the public throughout the

process to ensure that public concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered.

We will keep you informed.

We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

We will work with you to ensure that your concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

We will look to you for advice and innovation in formulating solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Adapted from the IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum

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