If you’d like to start a Local Conversation for your unique place, we’ve got you covered. Begin by picking an initial platform for your conversation:
- Start a Facebook group. We recommend giving it an easily recognizable title (e.g., Strong St. Louis, Strong Indianapolis, etc.).
- Start a channel for your city, town, or region on the Strong Towns Slack board. Anyone is welcome to start a channel: just use the prefix “#place_[your region name]” so we can keep things organized. It’s a great way to gather your neighbors for ongoing communication.
- Start an in-person meet-up group. We at Strong Towns really believe in the power of meeting up, having a conversation, and making change together in person. Meetup.com can be a great resource for organizing an ongoing series of in-person conversations; here’s how to start your group on their platform.
And remember: there’s no reason your group can’t exist across multiple platforms! Start with one and add another if your group expresses a desire for another form of communication.