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Lisa Attygalle

Lisa Attygalle
Lisa is an artist and communications specialist who is passionate about engagement, relationship-building, and the use of technology. In her role at Tamarack, Lisa works with cities and organizations to improve the way they engage with their communities. Over the last four years her work has focused on creating engagement strategies for municipalities and organizations, integrated communications planning, and the use of technology and creativity for engagement. Lisa constantly advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design and loves applying the principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives.

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Facilitating Co-Design Virtually: Part Two

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on May 1, 2020

Now that you’ve considered ways to facilitate an inquiry phase virtually, we turn to looking at options for how your co-design participants can explore what is common or shared across their diverse perspectives as they look to the future.

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Facilitating Co-Design Virtually: Part One

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on April 24, 2020

Only a few weeks back, Tamarack hosted a 2-day workshop on how to facilitate co-design sessions with diverse stakeholders to problem-solve solutions together. Then, COVID-19 happened, and the question that is top of mind for many is—How do we facilitate co-design sessions virtually?

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How Community Engagement is Changing in the midst of COVID-19

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on April 22, 2020

In traditional community engagement there were clear and delineated roles about who is engaging who: the municipality looking for community input on a program; a collaborative is inviting community members with lived experience to play an advisory role; etc.

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Co-Design: A Necessary Skillset for Community-Led Development

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on February 21, 2020
F'or the community, by the community’ is the rallying cry for community-led development – where those who are most impacted are involved in developing solutions for their own future.
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Creating Transformational (not Transactional) Experiences When Engaging Residents

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on August 22, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of a transformational experience? 

Here’s what it likely does not look like: Filling out a survey; being handed an information card; or responding to a public notice.  

Community engagement practices can often feel transactional: the community is a source of information and the goal is to retrieve that information to design the ideal solution. We say thank you and then move on. 

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7 Steps to Repair Relationships For Stronger Community Engagment

Posted by Lisa Attygalle on July 4, 2019

What should you do when history, tensions or conflicts get in the way of ongoing community engagement that is in any way authentic and meaningful? 

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