About the Initiative!
Listening Tours: These listening tours are to take place across the regions of participating commissions’ states. Dependent upon resources, the listening tours may be held in partnership between the state and county/regional commission.
Focus Groups: The intimate discussion format of a focus group can yield just as much information as a larger listening tour. This tier of the initiative serves as a less formal approach to collecting data that can be conducted without the need to travel to different geographical regions of a state.
Livestreams: Most member commissions have a Facebook page where their supporters can stay up to date with the commission’s activities. We would like to suggest the use of Facebook Live, or other similar programs (Google Hangout, Periscope, Twitch, etc.) to reach their specific audiences in a simple way.
Structured Conversations with Commissioners: One of the most valuable resources each commission has is their respective commissioners. Scheduling a structured conversation with them would require far less planning than a focus group or listening tour. However, as each commissioner represents her own unique district, the feedback they could give the commission is equally as valuable.