How People Participated

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The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government completed "Chapel Hill 2020: An Assessment of Public Participation," a report and recommendations that includes results of a summer 2012 study of participants and a study of the public engagement process used by the Town of Chapel Hill. 

Developing the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan

For more information about the process of developing the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive plan, visit the following webpage: Process for Developing the Chapel Hill 2020 Plan and view the Chapel Hill 2020 video.



Chapel Hill 2020 is all about involving you from the very beginning. What you say will be heard, understood, and acted upon. Chapel Hill 2020 is thousands of voices leading to one vision. Now, we need your voice.

• Become a Stakeholder!
Stakeholders will identify the key themes for our community vision. If you live work, study, visit, invest or play in Chapel Hill, you are a Stakeholder, join a key them working group, check back for online surveys or comment on the blog (

• Join a Theme Group! 
Theme Groups are holding open-invitation public meetings built around key community topics through April 2012. The task of the Theme Groups is to identify and prioritize near- and long-term actions needed to achieve Chapel Hill 2020. Read more about the Theme Groups or follow the process online (

• Subscribe to our email list
We will send announcements about Chapel Hill 2020 on our weekly newsletter Chapel Hill eNews. Join the list at We also will put out numerous messages on social media (we have a blog at and Facebook; view our photos on Flickr; please check   More ways to stay in touch are coming!

• Attend a Meeting
There will be a series of community-wide forums. Check to see when the next one is scheduled.

 • Tell someone about Chapel Hill 2020
Word of mouth influences involvement. If you tell others about what we’re doing and why it matters, it would help us to involve more people in town.

• Tell us who's missing
If there is a group or person who needs to know more, would you please let us know? Contact

• Post info on a website, social network, newsletter or bulletin board
If you have an audience, we have a message! Help us spread the word!

• Read the Chapel Hill 2020 blog at

View photos of the Chapel Hill 2020 process on Flickr

• Earn Service Learning Hours!
The Town of Chapel Hill is looking for area high school students who are interested in earning service learning hours while they help to shape the future of Chapel Hill. The goal of our project is to provide students with an educational opportunity, to help the Town effectively create Chapel Hill 2020, a planning and visioning document that will be created by Chapel Hill stakeholders setting out a framework for the community that will guide the Council in managing Chapel Hill's future over the next 10 years.

To learn more, please visit 



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