Civic coalition celebrates the launch of NYC Speaks

HR&A is excited to manage NYC Speaks, a new seven-month public engagement effort engaging New Yorkers across the five boroughs on the future of city government.
NYC Speaks will engage New Yorkers from every corner of the city through a sustained, months-long effort to gather ideas, concerns and other input through both a citywide survey and large-scale community discussions, followed by a series of planning workshops designed to convert those ideas into tangible government actions. NYC Speaks will use the information gathered through this process, invite collaboration with the new administration, and create a blueprint for the future of the city, complete with concrete priorities, policies and budget items.
This initiative is an independent initiative funded by the Goodnation Foundation, an IRC 501(c)(3) organization, and managed by HR&A Advisors, a mission-driven, employee-owned urban planning and economic development consulting firm based in NYC. NYC Speaks will partner with a robust network of civic and community-based organizations to co-lead this process. The initiative is also convening philanthropic institutions such as the Ford Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, Galaxy Gives, Trinity Church Wall Street Philanthropies,, and the New York Women’s Foundation.
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