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Name not shown inside City Boundary March 8, 2020, 9:45 PM

Why do you use the website? To view city events, sign up for pool membership, other activities
What is missing from the website that you think should be included? it is a lot of information stuffed into the website, lack of direct links by topic make it hard to navigate
What do you like about the website? Photography, social media icons for direct links
What do you dislike about the website? it is hard to know what falls under business, government, rec when a specific topic may be considered both...so which would you click? The calendar and signing up for events is challenging to use, I was requested to log in with my password several times when trying to sign up for an event.
Do you have ideas to improve the website? focus on functionality that can be simple and seamless experience, use icons instead of cluttering up the dashboards with topics and too many words... When signing up for an event, if the user is already signed in, limit the amount of sign on's required to sign up for event. It would be good to see videos of events/activities that have taken place recently within the City

Name not shown inside City Boundary February 28, 2020, 2:08 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? Yes. Feature some food/entertainment that reflects the diversity in Montgomery.
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? Yes
Have you attended the Know Your Neighbor Series? If so, what could we do to make the event better?
No.
If you have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series, what could we do to entice you to come to the event?
Timing just hasn't worked out.
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? No
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? Yes
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? "I Am Montgomery" signs and "diversity dinners" are lovely, but rather superficial, gestures. The "Meet Your Neighbors" series seems a bit more proactive. "Holiday in the Village" is (obviously) all about Christmas, even if it's called "Holiday" rather than "Christmas in the Village". The many non-Christians who live in Montgomery (including significant numbers of Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, people of other faiths, and non-religious people) are basically excluded. How about a Diwali celebration featuring Indian/Nepali music and dance? How about a community iftar during Ramadan? (We could perhaps partner with existing organizations, if a city-sponsored event isn't likely to get enough attention/attendance.) How about a group that tours different places of worship to learn about different faiths in/near Montgomery? How about sharing information on our police and fire departments' training in cultural competence and avoiding bias? How about encouraging businesses not to place folding signs in the middle of the sidewalk where they obstruct wheelchair users (and strollers)? How about a recurring (vegetarian?) cooking class featuring different cuisines representing the diversity of Montgomery residents that would bring people together? How about serious efforts to encourage developers to plan *affordable* housing in Montgomery, which would attract a more diverse cross-section of society (in addition to providing places for our aging parents to live, and those of us looking to downsize but stay in the community)? Those would be substantive actions, rather than lip service, to promote diversity in Montgomery.

Jane Shea inside City Boundary February 26, 2020, 11:30 AM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? No.
If you have not attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner, what would entice you to come to the event?
I would have liked to have come. But had a conflict.
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? Yes
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? A program about biases - implicit bias, confirmation bias, etc. - to raise awareness as to how these biases influence our thinking and opinions and inhibit critical thinking.

Name not shown inside City Boundary February 26, 2020, 10:35 AM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? Yes it was a great experience and sold out. Many different ethnic dishes were served and various groups that make up Montgomery attended. I'm not sure the demonstrations worked that well because they were at one side of the room against a wall and the people in back could not really see what was going on. It was a good idea but maybe have it in the middle of the room where everyone can see, if possible. I will be back next year.
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? Yes
Have you attended the Know Your Neighbor Series? If so, what could we do to make the event better?
Yes I have attended a few of them. They are educational and well presented.
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? Yes
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? Maybe a week long series of events at the schools, city buildings and parks, that promote awareness of the city's diversity and celebrate our commonalities as residents.

Martine Greco inside City Boundary February 20, 2020, 7:37 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? Unfortunately I wasn't able too due to prior commitments.
If you have not attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner, what would entice you to come to the event?
No enticement needed. I am a Realtor and often work weekends.
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? No
Have you attended the Know Your Neighbor Series? If so, what could we do to make the event better?
No.
If you have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series, what could we do to entice you to come to the event?
No enticements needed.
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? Yes
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? Yes

Name not shown outside City Boundary February 20, 2020, 5:02 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
If you have not attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner, what would entice you to come to the event?
Would be happy to come
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? Yes
Have you attended the Know Your Neighbor Series? If so, what could we do to make the event better?
I think you’ve done a great job.
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? Yes
Do you have ideas for future topics of the Know Your Neighbor series? Racism, sexism and ageism.
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? No
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? I think we could encourage Sycamore to teach Holocaust in history.

Name not shown inside City Boundary February 17, 2020, 4:25 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? No, I have not attended due to food allergies.
If you have not attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner, what would entice you to come to the event?
Is there a program at the dinners or is it just sharing food?
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? No
If you have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series, what could we do to entice you to come to the event?
I’m not sure how I missed this. How is info about this program distributed?
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? Yes
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? No
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? I am not sure but am willing to listen and learn and help if I can.

Name not shown inside City Boundary January 29, 2020, 11:07 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? No
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? No
If you have not attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner, what would entice you to come to the event?
Awareness of the event, newsletter or note to home or text would be helpful
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? No
If you have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series, what could we do to entice you to come to the event?
Awareness about the event would help taking into account working families
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? Yes
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? No
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? Celebrate festivals related to people of different faiths, region and origin . Example Diwali, Hanukkah

Juan and Rosa Molina inside City Boundary January 28, 2020, 5:26 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? Yes
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? Have even greater participation
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? Yes
Have you attended the Know Your Neighbor Series? If so, what could we do to make the event better?
Not yet, but we are looking forward to the next one!
If you have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series, what could we do to entice you to come to the event?
Nothing, we will be attending the next one!
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? Yes
Do you have ideas for future topics of the Know Your Neighbor series? Not at the moment
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? Yes
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? We are currently participating in the Education initiative which is one of the 4 initiatives launched to be achieved by end of April 2020

Name not shown outside City Boundary January 23, 2020, 4:18 PM

Are you aware of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee? No
Do you feel the work of the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is important? Very Important
Are you aware of the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner hosted by the City? Yes
Have you attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner? If so, what could we do to make the event better? I haven't attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner.
If you have not attended the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner, what would entice you to come to the event?
More LGBT inclusivity would entice me to come to this event.
Are you aware of the Know Your Neighbor Series? No
Have you attended the Know Your Neighbor Series? If so, what could we do to make the event better?
I have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series.
If you have not attended the Know Your Neighbor Series, what could we do to entice you to come to the event?
More LGBT inclusivity would entice me to come to this event.
Would you like to learn about Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency at future Know Your Neighbor events? Yes
Do you have ideas for future topics of the Know Your Neighbor series? Including neighbors who are a part of the LGBT community.
Would you participate in neighborhood conversations and/or neighborhood dinners (like the #IamMontgomery Diversity Dinner) dedicated to drawing together smaller groups in homes for conversation and fellowship? Yes
What else could the City be doing to promote diversity and inclusion? The City should have more LGBT events.