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September 15, 2021

Models and Practices for Meaningful Community Engagement

What does meaningful community engagement work look like for your rural community? In this webinar you will have a chance to share your best engagement strategies and learn new ways to strengthen your community-engaged design work. We’ll also talk about engagement in the context of COVID-19 and practices for building greater inclusivity. This webinar, hosted on September 15 at 2:00 PM ET, will be facilitated by Jamie Horter, a Nebraska-based rural artist working in community-engaged process and art.

Together we will:

  • Learn about three different models for planning your community engaged design work
  • Share practices for more inclusive and accessible participation, including creative virtual hosting options and outreach across diverse identities
  • Create a shared resource from your best engagement practices

This will be a participatory webinar. Come with your questions and ideas to share!


Jamie Horter is a rural advocate, small town artist, and community coach based out of Lyons, NE (pop.850). She works primarily in rural places and believes in the power of art to shape and enhance quality of life in rural communities. She created her first public work at the age of 10 when she was commissioned to paint a mural in her hometown school. Then and now, her works are community centered, often engaging rural citizens in the design process as co-creators. Jamie uses art to create opportunities for everyday citizens to become more engaged in the conversations and decisions impacting their communities. Her work brings community members into discussions and actions around citizen-led community development.