Community Engagement Committee

Prior to the June 16, 2020 City Council Workshop, Mayor Gunderson asked staff to provide information on opportunities for the City increase inclusivity efforts. Staff introduced the item with initial recommendations:

First Steps


  • Determine in what capacity should ongoing efforts be facilitated
  • Identify participants, including: elected official(s) (liaison), staff liaison(s), residents, business liaison(s), and community partners
  • Identify initial goals of the workgroup 
At current, City staff is connecting with community partners with the goal of facilitating a series of ‘Community Conversations’ through a committee. As those partners are identified, staff will include that information as a part of a report for Council consideration to establish formally approve a Community Engagement Committee. 


We want to hear from you! 


  • Do you have input for the process? 
  • Might you be interested in participating in future conversations? 
  • Would you be interested in formally serving on a committee? If not, do you have input for the committee make-up (including how to solicit participants)?
As these efforts are ongoing, we are looking for input! Contact Tim Sandvik, Assistant City Administrator, at tim.sandvik@cityvadnaisheights.com or 651-204-6013 (direct) with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

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Finally, please register below for email or text updates on the process! The latest updates are listed below under "News Flash."
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  1. Community Engagement Committee

    Following a series of Community Conversations, the Community Engagement Committee will compile a set of recommendations for City Council to consider in 2021. Residents interested in serving on the committee, can send a Letter of Interest by Aug. 16, 2020. Read on...
  2. Provide more input through Polco!

    The City is continuing to gather feedback on increased inclusivity efforts which now includes a survey on Polco. Read on...
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