Engaging the Community
Citizen participation and dialogue with those they elect is a cornerstone of this partnership.
It is the role of government to provide clear and consistent communication to all residents, facilitate discussion and interaction with residents to hear their concerns when it comes to municipal decisions that affect Elgin residents, organizations and businesses.
On the other hand, it is the role of citizens to be actively engaged in making their community a better place. This can be done through volunteering with local agencies, serving on commissions or community task forces, serving as a local block captain for neighborhood watch, or simply watching out for a neighbor in need.
To help assure that all residents have access to elected
officials and city staff on a regular basis, Mayor Kaptain hosts monthly lunch-time
on-line chats, community listening sessions, and neighborhood walks which
provide a forum to discuss the important policy issues that will shape the
future of our community. Residents are encouraged to check out the of upcoming
events and attend one convenient for your schedule.