The City of Scottsdale invites residents to be part of a new online community designed to foster continuous, meaningful conversation among residents, businesses and the city, which is part of Scottsdale’s implementation of the collaboration and engagement chapter of the voter-approved Scottsdale General Plan 2035.
The city partnered with Scottsdale-based research and design firm ATOM Innovation to create Speak Up Scottsdale, a hosted online platform that allows participants to contribute their insights, opinions and feedback about city initiatives, local issues, civic matters and services, according to a press release.
“Scottsdale relies on and highly values our residents’ opinions and perspectives. The Speak Up Scottsdale initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to ensuring that the city’s decisions resonate with the desires of our community,” Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega said in the release. “We are excited to partner with the experts at ATOM Innovation – a Scottsdale company – to create a space where residents can collaborate, share and actively contribute to our city’s future.”
Participants in Speak Up Scottsdale are presented with opportunities to engage in two to three online activities each month. Nearly 200 residents are already engaging in conversations about topics like connection and engagement within Scottsdale, recreation and adaptive services and vaping among our children.
Speak Up Scottsdale is built upon ATOM Innovation’s STREAM Research platform, an innovative approach that involves engaging end users over an extended period. This methodology allows for in-depth and ongoing interactions, ensuring that the feedback collected accurately represents the evolving sentiments of the community.
The insights shared could contribute to city policies and initiatives, underscoring the significance of each participant’s voice. Individuals will have access to information about new city programs and projects and be part of the input that guides important Scottsdale decisions in the year ahead.
To join this new community of civic contribution, visit SpeakUpScottsdale.com. Find all the different opportunities to participate in important Scottsdale decisions at ScottsdaleAZ.gov, search “get involved.”