Dear (Contact First Name),
We are so excited to extend this invitation to you, to join us at our next EJ Roundtable. We are looking forward to working with you and continuing our efforts to help empower citizens around Hampton Roads. It has been quite some time since we last gathered and we have so much to share with you.
Since our last EJ Roundtable, we have been hard at work developing our Title VI/EJ Methodology. We designed this tool to underline our commitment to EJ communities in the transportation planning process. Through the use of the Methodology, we are able to assess the impact of transportation projects on our EJ communities. We understand, that it is critical to identify communities that may be unduly burdened by projects, and by identifying them early, we will be better able to lessen the burden of a project's impact. This can be done with greater public involvement and outreach, and education on particular project's purpose and need.
With your help and input, this tool has been developed over the course of the previous two years. We now turn to you and your expertise to help us refine this product and make it a tool that helps empower EJ communities around our region.
Please mark your calendars for:
September 9, 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.
If you would consider taking some time to sit at our roundtable, and share your thoughts on community impacts and the considerations we should make when assessing impacts in an EJ Community, we would be so appreciative, and we know it will be time well spent. Please take a moment and view our online Title VI/EJ Methodology Tool. We will be asking for your feedback and input.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments and feel free to share this event with any of your contacts. We would love to meet them and include them at our EJ roundtable.
Remember, seating is limited, so reserve your seat now, and we'll see you in September.