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Community Conversations

Started in February of 2016, the “Community Conversations” initiative led by Takoma Park City Council seeks to  engage members of the Takoma Park community in civil dialog with their elected officials.

About Community Conversations

The City of Takoma Park’s City Council plans to host a series of Community Conversations about various topics of importance to the community.

These “conversations” will be designed to promote thoughtful, engaged dialogue among Councilmembers, members of the community, staff and other subject matter experts.

Upcoming Community Conversations

TBD

Past Community Conversations

Community Conversation on Affordable Housing

Saturday, February 6
9:30 AM-1:15 PM
Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center

The Community Conversation on Affordable Housing  provided an opportunity to learn and engage in a discussion about the City’s approach to housing, current trends at the local and state level, and some new ideas for addressing the issue of affordable housing in Takoma Park. In addition to City Council, subject matter experts from City staff and national and community organizations were on hand to share information, respond to questions, and participate in the conversation.

If you have any questions or comments or have any follow up questions or comments to continue the conversation after the event, please do so via:

Community Conversation on Youth Success

Saturday, June 18
12:30 PM-4:00 PM
Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center

The Community Conversation on Youth Success provided an opportunity to learn about current programs and service offerings geared toward youth in our area, engage in a discussion about needs and gaps in what is currently being offered, and consider how the City of Takoma Park can work toward addressing those needs and gaps.

If you have any questions or comments or have any follow up questions or comments to continue the conversation after the event, please do so via:

Watch Past Community Conversations

Courtesy of City TV

Community Conversation: Affordable Housing

Community Conversation: Youth Success

Community Conversation Agendas & Other Documents

This table includes agendas from upcoming and past Community Conversations and other items relevant to the discussion. The City of Takoma Park will also post any relevant follow documents created after the discussion to this table.

DateDocument Type / DescriptionTitle & Link (PDF)
2016-06-18AgendaA Community Conversation: Youth Success
2016-06-18Speaker BiosCommunity Conversation on Youth Success Speaker Bios
2016-06-18PresentationForum for Youth Investment - Karen Pittman
2016-06-18PresentationMontgomery County Collaboration Council - Lynn Sobolov
2016-06-18Notes from Breakout GroupsNotes from Youth Success Breakout Groups
2016-02-06AgendaA Community Conversation: Affordable Housing
2016-02-06Panelist BiosCommunity Conversation on Affordable Housing Panelist Bios
2016-02-06MapTakoma Park Average Income by Census Tract
2016-02-06MapTakoma Park Land Use & Assessed Values by Property Type
2016-02-06MapTakoma Park Multifamily Buildings by Rent Stabilization Status
2016-02-06PresentationA Community Conversation: Affordable Housing Presentation - Presented by Sara Anne Daines
2016-02-06PresentationHousing Affordability Presentation - Presented by Lisa Govoni
2016-02-06PresentationHousing Security in the Washington Region Presentation - Presented by Hilary Chapman and Peter Tatian
2016-02-06Informational SlidesCommunity Profile: Takoma Park Demographics
2016-02-06Informational SlidesCommunity Profile: Takoma Park Housing
2016-02-06Informational SlidesTakoma Park Neighborhood Profile
2016-02-06Informational SlidesTakoma Park Affordable Housing Expenditures
2016-02-06Informational SlidesIncome Limitations for Units Exempt from Rent Stabilization
2016-02-06Informational SlidesTakoma Park Sales Metrics
2016-02-06ReportHousing Security in the Washington Region
2016-02-06ReportMontgomery County, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Affairs Rental Apartment Vacancy Report 2012
2016-02-06PresentationCHEER Presentation
2016-02-06WebsiteMontgomery Planning's Rental Housing Study

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