The city has launched a new online engagement platform for residents. Polco gives residents a platform to make their voice heard on current ideas, projects, and issues facing the community.
The city can post questions to residents and receive reliable data to help in decision making. By increasing online engagement, there is an opportunity to meet Shoreview residents where they are.
How to use
Residents can create an account at polco.us/shoreviewmn. The service is free to all residents.
Register your account to get notifications when the city posts a new survey.
The city's first survey with Polco is on community engagement and communications. This survey asks Shoreview residents a variety of questions regarding levels of involvement, engagement tools, and communication practices.
The survey will be used to provide residents with the right tools and information for community engagement. This is part of our strategic communications plan that was approved in 2019. It emphasizes social media, branding, and innovative tools to better connect with our changing demographics.
Your data and responses remain private. Individual data that’s collected by Polco will not be shared. Participant’s individual input and comments are anonymous.
Committees and commissions
The city has nine committees or commissions that advise the city council. View more information on the different groups and apply here.
The city council or planning commission will hold public hearings on items such as planning requests, street projects, certain ordinance amendments, etc. Depending on the public hearing, residents who live in the area may receive a mailed notice with the hearing information. All public hearings are published in the Shoreview Press.
The city also hosts open houses for bigger projects such as the comprehensive plan update, street projects, or park projects. Depending on the project, information may be mailed out or posted on the city's website and social media channels.
The city created a citizens' leadership academy in 2016 to promote a deeper understanding of how local government works. The academy is held every two years for 20 residents. The next one will be in spring 2021.