Who’s a Stakeholder?

The Community Resilience Guild recently studied how people are currently thinking about environmental issues, and how these perspectives shape and reflect our environmental context (more on this study conducted for the City of Goshen will be published soon).

The study included the task of mapping current community “stakeholders” and assets.  While we are all stakeholders when it comes to the environment, we sought to at least identify the groups and organizations whose primary mission and activities directly relate to specific environmental issues – but of course preparing this meant defining what we mean by “environmental issues”.  Identifying the key themes and topics was a primary focus of the report, and it’s a process that the Goshen Guide aims to help support for future research and exploration.

For this study, we started with the themes defined in the 2014 City of Goshen Comprehensive Plan, as shown in the following stakeholder map.  The rest of the assets will soon be added to the Guide, but the project-specific database compiled for the report can be found at the CRG Atrium site.  The 50ish groups listed below are not comprehensive, but they highlight the range of activities and interests present.  Let us know what we may have missed.

About The Author

Phil Metzler

As the director of the Community Resilience Guild, Phil helps design and facilitate community initiatives that build relationships and navigate complexity. A passion for building community resilience and a reverence for life guide his work.

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