Working With Stakeholders

Working With the Community - Who Should Be Involved

  • Neighbors, Tenants, Homeowners, Area Businesses and Religious Leaders are all stakeholders in the community.
  • Find Tasks that fit a persons' abilities and personality.
  • Involve neighborhood children (e.g. Great American Clean Up) National Night Out block party or work for the elderly.
  • Make your organization visible.

Working With the Police

  • Get to know your local police and their liaison person.
  • Invite them to a meeting, and explain the problems or issues.
  • Realize that they may be understaffed.
  • Request Crime Watch Training from law enforcement agencies.
  • Petition for Crime Watch Signs.

Working With City Hall

  • Set up a meeting with your local representative.
  • Work through their Legislative Assistant. It is very important to establish a working relationship with them. Remember, these are your representatives.
  • Meet with municipal agencies-such as building and health inspectors.