NBCC Looking for Community Input on Forum Topics
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is requesting public input to help determine the monthly community forum topics through May of 2023.
The Coalition’s Annual September Community Assessment Forum earlier this month focused on identifying emerging and urgent issues in our community. The event had just under 40 participants and resulted in several potential future forum topics.
In addition to the in person forum, the Coalition distributed an online survey to collect more feedback from the community. The feedback has been reviewed and consolidated into ten potential forum topics. We are seeking the public’s input and asking for people to take a moment to rank their top five choices from the following potential topics.
The survey can be found here: https://bit.ly/forum_topic_
POTENTIAL MONTHLY FORUM TOPICS
- Understanding Local Government: What do they do?
- Housing Diversity: What kinds of housing are there?
- Mental Health: Access & Services
- Substance Misuse & Prevention
- Workplace Shortages & Impact
- Seniors: Aging in North Berkshire
- Youth: Growing up in North Berkshire
- Veteran Services in North Berkshire
- News & Social Media Literacy/Online Literacy
- Retaining & Engaging New Community Members
Those wishing to take part in this survey can participate by using the google form created, or by contacting our office at 413-663-7588. The Coalition will accept survey responses through Friday, September 30, 2022.
Results from this survey will decide the nbCC’s monthly community forum topics through May, 2023. The next monthly forum is scheduled for Friday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Terra Nova community space at 85 Main Street, North Adams. October’s forum, Creating a Welcoming Community, will be facilitated by the Northern Berkshire SPIRIT Council. This will be a conversation about the culmination of 3 years of work and conversations within northern Berkshire to create a welcoming and inclusive community.
For more info, contact the NBCC office at 413-663-7588.