A community roundtable meeting is a small group meeting between citizens, elected officials, and senior staff members to discuss community priorities, preferences and opinions. The goal of these meetings is to strengthen community relationships, exchange information, and involve more people in their local government.
After brief introductions, citizens are asked to share their thoughts on what is important to them. They are encouraged to ask questions and suggest ideas. Town officials share information about upcoming projects, major challenges, and opportunities for public participation.
This small group format allows for more in-depth discussion in an informal setting. It provides citizens with another opportunity to give their input and receive a response beyond public hearings and Town Council meetings.