Watertown Community Conversations

Our Mission:


Watertown Community Conversations promotes the use of successful, proven techniques in civil discourse in order to strengthen the social fabric of our community and help the Town's elected officials and staff make more widely-supported decisions.


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Our Vision

Stronger sense of community and local democracy 

Better informed public and Town officials regarding difficult, complex issues

Increased public involvement on important issues

More widely supported decisions on public issues.

This is our vision for Watertown. 

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Our Programs

Through generous funding from the Watertown Community Foundation, we are able to introduce proven, successful  models for improving public discussion and debate to the Watertown community.  We held our first Introductory Meeting on Community Engagement with 17 key leaders and stakeholders in December 2016, with additional support from the Watertown Marriott Hotel.  In 2018 we are holding two new programs open to all residents, community and business leaders, and other stakeholders in Watertown.


Watertown Community Conversations is part of a national effort to create inclusive and effective public discussion and decisions. We have put together our own resources as well as resources from other communities in Massachusetts, New England, and nationwide. 

Get Involved

We look to involve all members of the community in this effort:

  • Attend one of our 2018 events
  • Use our resources 
  • Share resources and information about what other communities and organizations are doing
  • Sign up to receive our emails or  find out more about Watertown Community Conversations.

Attend a Program

We are offering two programs in 2018: Community Engagement 101 and Facilitators Training.


See our resources and resources and information from other communities and organizations.


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