To support gathering community input and identifying shared priorities for investing ARPA funding, BCF will host active listening sessions and community engagement events from October 2021 – December 2021 to collect diverse perspectives on:
- How has COVID-19 impacted the Brookline community?
- Where are there barriers to equitable recovery and rebuilding locally?
- What are opportunities for transformative investments we can make as a community?
BCF will also work with various community partners to host focus groups — opportunities to bring small groups of individuals together through a focused discussion to inform the Town of Brookline’s ARPA priority setting.
BCF will also host an online survey to collect input from community members who are unable to attend events.
After events have concluded and the survey has closed, BCF will synthesize community feedback and publish a report detailing what efforts and investments community members believe would have the greatest positive impact on fostering a robust and equitable recovery in Brookline.