How Organizations Are Engaging Our Community

Apr 23, 2014

Every government, non-profit or business has to find some way to gauge what a community needs or wants from them. But how do you figure it out?

Up To Date host Steve Kraske, left, leads a discussion with members of the 49/63 neighborhood during a March community listening session at Rockhurst University.
Credit Alyson Raletz / KCUR

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk about what community engagement means to a local government official and a director of community engagement at a non-profit. We also take a look at how they talk with community members and how the information they get helps shape their organizations’ budgets, programs and other critical functions.

To try your hand at making a budget, check out Johnson county's budget simulator.


  • Hannes Zacharias, Johnson County Manager
  • Ron Jones, director of community engagement at KCUR