An open invitation to come share your perspective on how Kirkland can be a more safe, inclusive and welcoming city.
The Inclusion Network is an open group of community leaders that meets every other month. The group was formed in the spring of 2017 to work with the City to create opportunities to make Kirkland a safe, inclusive, and welcoming place for people of all backgrounds.
Network members include a broad range of interests and expertise. Representatives from the King County Library System, the business community, faith communities, non-profit agencies, neighborhood associations, ethnic groups, and self-formed community coalitions all regularly attend the Network’s meetings.
Besides offering helpful insight to City staff, the Inclusion Network also provides an opportunity for community leaders to collaborate, seek encouragement, and network.
Any and all community members are welcome to join the Inclusion Network. The group meets every other month, generally at City Hall. For more information, including details for our next meeting, please contact David Wolbrecht at 425-587-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Hall for All
The Inclusion Network featured prominently at the first City Hall for All event in July 2017. Inclusion Network members representing specific organizations provided information about their organizations’ mission and how to get involved. About 180 community members attended the event.
The 2018 City Hall for All event is currently being planned for September 2018.
In response to the community’s desire to have a series of conversations about the challenges and opportunities related to creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming community, the City contracted with Eastside Immigrant and Refugee Coalition to create a self-contained dialogue kit that:
- supports inclusive participation in diverse groups
- can be used with a variety of question sets and topics
- is relatively simple to facilitate
Find out more and download the dialogue kit by visiting the KirklandTalks