Think About the Community First

Connect government work to your community

Successful organizations are driven by community needs and empowered by community resources. An organization that plans for the future of its community members is good, but one that involves them every step of the way is great.

With complex issues at hand, it can be tricky to understand the intricacies of your topic or project. And without a clear strategy in place, your interactions with community members can leave them feeling confused, concerned, or left out.


What if I told you that you can…

  • Ensure marginalized communities and individuals are involved and heard.
  • Foster strong relationships with community leaders.
  • Have a partner who understands the inner workings of local organizations and neighborhood associations.
  • Execute bold ideas.

Maybe you need all of these results and more, or just one. The good news is: you have options.

From door-knocking local businesses, to facilitating community meetings or planning a sit-down dinner for 400 people on a newly constructed bridge to reconnect the community, we’ve done it all.

How can we help you?

  • Engage diverse stakeholders
  • Build community partnerships
  • Plan community events
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Outreach (i.e., door-knocking, survey development and implementation)
  • Communications (i.e., messaging, promotions)

Kind Words from the Community

“Amy Arcand has been an integral part of our team for the last several years to engage the Minneapolis community in a four-year long large construction project on I-35W. Her commitment to including community in planning, engagement, and storytelling has helped MnDOT develop long-lasting relationships with local organizations. Amy excels at strategy, planning, and execution of large-scale community events that help bring marginalized communities together and encourage them to engage and provide input. Amy has many deep and valuable connections in the community that help bring ideas, people, and messages to life!”

Brynna Marusic

Strategic Communications Coordinator, HDR

"Amy has a good reputation in the community and works tirelessly for organizations that she works with. She has strong connections at the City of Minneapolis and has worked with governmental and community partners for her entire career. You will not be disappointed when hiring her."

Vanessa Height

Executive Director, Elliot Park Neighborhood Inc.

“Amy has lived and worked in the community, which helps her understand and advocate to uplift community voices at many levels where they might not have a chance to be heard. I continue to enjoy partnering with Amy because of her drive, dedication and honesty.”

ZoeAna Martinez

Senior Community Engagement Manager, Lake Street Council