Welcome to the Office of Community Engagement (OCE)! The OCE houses citywide community engagement efforts and the Violence Prevention Partnership. The OCE focuses on the most important natural resource we have: people! Residents of Santa Rosa have worked tirelessly to build neighborhood coalitions, clean-up parks, plant gardens, build relationships, and create a sense of community.
Do you want to get to know your neighbors better? Have you ever wanted to build a neighborhood group and wondered where to begin? Does a block party, clothing exchange, community garden, or neighborhood garage sale sound like fun to you? Have you ever wondered how you can influence decisions affecting you within the city? Community Engagement is about giving you the tools needed to take a leadership role and work with your community to decide what issues are worth investing in. It involves a partnership between government and the people it represents. It means taking collective responsibility for the conditions of our community.