Public Outreach and Engagement Program Receives National Award

NLC Diversity AwardThe Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison Program recently recieved the NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Award in Washington, DC.

As part of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), the Public Outreach and Engagement Liaison program (POEL) increases access to information, resources, and civic processes with historically underrepresented communities. This is accomplished by reaching out and engaging these 19 communities through trusted, qualified, bilingual and/or bicultural liaisons. As community members who represent their communities’ culture and language, the Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons (POEL) work with city departments to provide information and create opportunities for underrepresented populations to increase their voice in government activities. Since its inception in 2009, the POEL program has engaged more than 7,000 underrepresented community members.

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