Peterborough seeks community engagement consultant

Peterborough seeks community engagement consultant
August, 20th, 2019

The Town of Peterborough is proposing a project to engage their community in a process designed to strengthen community while identifying current and future housing needs and building consensus about how to best meet those needs. This request for qualifications seeks to identify a qualified consultant/facilitator to assist with the design and implementation of the project. 

This is a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from individuals or firms interested in providing professional services on a contract basis for the proposed project described below. Qualifications will be received until the date and at the location indicated below.

PROJECT NAME:                    Housing for All: Community Engagement

PROJECT SPONSOR:            Office of Community Development, Town of Peterborough, NH

DEADLINE:                              Monday, September 9 2019 @ 4:00 PM

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:

The Town of Peterborough is proposing a project to engage our community in a process designed to strengthen community while identifying current and future housing needs and building consensus about how to best meet those needs. This request for qualifications seeks to identify a qualified consultant/facilitator to assist with the design and implementation of the project. 

This project and RFQ is the first phase in a larger project that will ultimately result in the development of new housing policies or amendments to the Peterborough Zoning Ordinance. This project will focus primarily on a broad public engagement process, using large group methodology and restorative practices, that is designed to strengthen the community. These community conversations will first engage a task force made up of community members tasked with aiding the Town in this project, then be employed to engage the greater community to understand community values for how the town should evolve to meet the wants and needs as it relates to housing. There is intent to structure these conversations using restorative practices to change the nature of community discourse and rise above community discontent associated with earlier efforts. The intended outcome of this project is envisioned to generate community consensus and cohesiveness that serves as a foundation for developing approaches to realize the housing solutions that serve to create the kind of community expressly desired by the greater community of Peterborough.

Interested parties can find the full RFQ document for details by visiting the Town website at townofpeterborough.com

Questions may be addressed to Peter Throop, Director Office of Community Development. Phone: 603-924-8000 x 104. Email: [email protected]