Robbie Vitrano12 months ago
Hey Justin. Just back from some time in your part of the world. In New Orleans we learned a few things about getting people involved. I love Hillary's ideas. I'd start small, to find a few likeminds, engaged around some common ground, then bring in a broader cross section. Maybe a tightly defined brief you can lob into hackathon type of gathering. The problem could be "how do we get more people involved, taking responsibility for making the community better. Or it could be some other issue like bike lanes or a crime ridden corner. Maybe a bar or coffeehouse can give you a table. If not, a house can work. Ask a local pizza place to donate a few pies. Then document process - publish. What we found is that this sort of organizing starts with one or two people. People like you willing to stick their neck out and say it's important to get involved. While willing to share the journey, keep the ego in check.