Austin Parks Foundation is continuously involved in community engagement to ensure that our projects and work align with community values and needs. What is your philosophy on community engagement, and how would you engage with the community to ensure that their needs around parks and open space are appropriately addressed?

Vincent Harding

City Council, District 1

My philosophy on community engagement is grassroots advocacy through
town halls, door knocking, phone calls, being present at community events,
and utilizing traditional and social media forms to reach people.

As the former Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party, during my term
as Chair, we saw the highest voter registration percentage in Travis County
history. I think my strategy of community engagement has been proven to
be successful.