Peak and Dahl Lead the Way

June 16, 2016 at 8:35 am Leave a comment


By Andrew Richter

Once again, despite the lies by certain mayoral candidates, Crystal leads the way in openness and transparency;

A four-person task force in Crystal has been brainstorming ways to help citizens get more involved in their city. Spearheaded by City Councilmembers Elizabeth Dahl and Casey Peak, the Crystal Outreach Task Force’s ideas include creating a list or database of residents who are interested in volunteering, what their interests are, and what their weekly or monthly availability. Task force members hope that effort will connect residents with others who share similar interests or causes.

“Not everybody wants to put their money where their mouth is and get out there and do something, or they don’t know how, and that’s really the point,” said Peak, who added that the task force’s efforts to bring citizens together can help groups that aren’t directly affiliated with the city government. “By being able to actually pinpoint where our talent is going to come from or our manpower … it’s going to be easier to help out some of our groups in the community.”

The database is the task force’s largest undertaking so far, but Peak and Dahl hope that it can eventually become a full-fledged city commission, like Parks and Recreation or the Human Rights Commission. Other ideas they floated include a redesign of the city’s flag, more outreach efforts to recruit volunteers for the Crystal Frolics and expanding the Frolics itself.

“You create community best when you’re bringing people together to actually create something,” said Dahl.

One again our council leading the way!

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