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Civic Week

From April 10 – 17, 2021, Civic Week invited residents to join a series of presentations and community conversations to 1) discuss findings from the countywide survey, 2) learn how County government works 30 learn how to stay engaged, and 4) propose solutions and actions the Mayor can advance. Following the countywide survey, Civic Week was the first and most significant opportunity in the Thrive305 process to connect directly with residents and hear their voices in conversation.

To kick off Civic Week, Mayor Levine Cava delivered a public address at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, which was livestreamed on YouTube and Miami-Dade TV to share key findings from the survey. A diverse panel of local experts provided additional insights and reactions to the survey findings based on their own experience working on these critical issues. The first day of events culminated with Civic Partner organization Engage Miami hosting “Civics305,” an introductory workshop that explained what County government does, how it works, and how residents can engage with and influence it.

Community Discussions

The Mayor’s Division of Innovation and Performance and Civic Partners hosted evening community discussions in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, both online (via Zoom) and in 17 physical locations across all of Miami-Dade, including all 13 Commission districts. Each night focused on one or two topical areas, and featured senior officials in County government who introduced the topic and provided more in-depth survey data and information on existing work being done by County government in this area.

Following the presentations, Thrive305 Ambassadors hosted small group discussions that provided residents an opportunity to share three types of insights: