- Economic Development & Community Engagement
- Community Engagement
**REGISTER FOR THE COMMUNITY PROJECTS GRANT INFORMATION SESSION ON MARCH 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm HERE**:
Do you have an idea for a community project or event? Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about how the City of Citrus Heights Community Projects Grant could help you make it happen! The grant program provides funding for projects and events that create community connection in Citrus Heights.
Join city staff Wednesday March 29th 4:00pm-5:00pm where you will hear more about the program, application process, and sample project ideas. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to share their ideas and get feedback and support from staff on how to effectively submit an application. The information session will be offered in both in-person and virtual format, and a recording will be made available after the event, so be sure to sign up even if you can't attend!
The Economic Development & Community Engagement Department was established in July 2022 to create resources and programming that increase community connection in Citrus Heights.
Our Community Engagement Program will support neighborhood groups to strengthen the relationship between the City of Citrus Heights and its residents. This program utilizes and supports existing community networks like Neighborhood Associations and Connect Citrus Heights networks and creates consistent citywide outreach to increase engagement.
No two neighborhoods are alike, which is why Citrus Heights community engagement is tailored to fit the needs of each neighborhood. Some neighborhood associations and groups want to meet frequently, while others prefer to host events annually or semi-annually. Members of each neighborhood association or group determine their goals and objectives, including how often they meet and what they want to accomplish; city staff works with them to provide communications and programming that supports their needs and desires. With increased engagement and participation, potential neighborhood collaborations could include block parties, community clean-ups and CPTED, volunteer days, community gardens, Trunk or Treats, movie night events, mini-neighborhood holiday parades, and best of all, neighbors getting to know their neighbors!
This initiative will provide the opportunity to:
- Identify several strong leaders within neighborhoods/communities.
- Develop engagement strategies for those individuals to come together.
- Identify strengths and skills within those individuals.
- Build relationships – residents know and trust each other.
- Assist in identifying hopes and dreams for a better neighborhood.
- Identify projects to achieve hopes and dreams.