Commission Meeting FAQs
Who is contacting the neighborhood associations? What methods are being used to make contact?
One Voice will be contacting neighborhood associations to share information about canvassing routes and the timeline. Rosaline McCoy, community engagement liaison, will be reaching out to neighborhood associations to discuss other engagement activities planned for the fall of this year.
Neighborhood association presidents registered with the City of Jackson are being contacted via email and phone. If your neighborhood association is not currently registered with the city, you may do so by completing this form. If your contact information needs to be updated, you may contact the City of Jackson Department of Planning & Development Office of City Planning at (601) 960-2001.
How can I get on Ms. [Paheadra] Robinson’s committee to help her with all that work?
To find out more about opportunities to support the commission’s work, contact us at (601) 208-0775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you feel that the commission is meeting the objectives set forth?
The purpose of the commission is to develop a set of recommendations for JPS based on the results of a comprehensive study of the educational system and feedback gained through deep community engagement activities. Based on that goal and the timeline the commission established in November 2017, the work is progressing on schedule.
When will neighborhood organizations be informed regarding their roles and expectations in the canvassing?
One Voice will be contacting neighborhood associations before their ward is scheduled to be canvassed to share information about canvassing routes and timeline. Click here to view a tentative outline of the canvassing schedule.
How does one become a canvasser?
To apply for a canvassing position, visit the One Voice website or call (601) 960-9594.
What is the purpose of the organization?
The purpose of the Better Together Commission is to develop a set of recommendations for JPS based on the results of a comprehensive study of the educational system and feedback gained through deep community engagement activities.
What is the U.S. Census connection?
There is no connection between the Better Together Commission and the U.S. Census Bureau.
What are the 15 community-based organizations that the commission is working with?
We are currently working with these organizations to complete MOUs (memorandums of understanding) that outline expectations, deliverables, and responsibilities. Once these MOUs are completed, the organizations will be listed on the website. If your organization is interested in supporting the commission’s work, please contact us at email@example.com or call us at (601) 209-0775.
Will there be a collaboration with Coalition for Economic Justice?
We welcome collaboration with organizations and individuals from across the City of Jackson to help us meet our stated goals. To find out more about how your organization can support the commission’s work, contact us at (601) 208-0775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are you engaging as well as working with parents?
Rosaline McCoy is leading the parent engagement efforts. For more information on the activities planned to engage parents, you can contact her via email at email@example.com.