Community Vitality: City of Sebastopol

Business & Community Benefit Organizations Survey Report

This report has been created by CoMission for the City of Sebastopol to outline the results of the Business Survey and offer potential actions to identified challenges. Throughout the report, notable trends emerge that reflect the business community’s sentiments as well as their operational status. In some cases, questions and answers provide meaningful insight on the impacts of the pandemic both in terms of pre and post intervention (pandemic related challenges) as well as direct responses toward potential paradigm shifts. Using both qualitative and quantitative measurements the resulting data will be useful in continuing to address the needs and desires of Sebastopol’s business community while driving at longer-term consensus-based recommendations. Additionally, CoMission has provided emergency business support calls for those businesses who responded in the survey requesting assistance in accessing federal funds or navigating pandemic restrictions and reopening orders.

Residential Survery Report

This report is being created by CoMission for the City of Sebastopol to outline the results of the Residential Survey and offer potential actions to identified challenges. Throughout the report, notable trends emerge that reflect the residential community’s sentiments and collective thoughts. In some cases, questions and answers provide meaningful insight on the impacts of the pandemic both in terms of pre and post intervention (pandemic related challenges) as well as direct responses toward potential paradigm shifts. Using both qualitative and quantitative measurements the resulting data will be useful in continuing to address the needs and desires of Sebastopol’s residential community while driving at longer-term consensus-based recommendations. Additionally, CoMission has provided emergency support information to those who responded in the survey requesting this information.

If your company or organization can use assistance in accessing funds available (SBA, EIDL, PPP) or with General Cashflow Management Assistance, or reopening guidelines and requirements, please schedule a 30-minute triage phone call with Johnny Nolen at CoMission. 

CoMission has engaged with the City of Sebastopol on the "Community Vitality Project" as outlined in the 2019 city plans, however since the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are swiftly shifting our focus and priorities to address the new challenges and face the resiliency demands of the community not only as they were prior to COVID-19, but especially in the wake of the pandemic.
 

We will be reaching out to the Sebastopol community comprehensively using outreach and engagement tactics from community meetings to public surveys, proactively eliciting participation from our local business, nonprofit, and government stakeholders.

 

Our work is specifically designed to be performed in an inclusive and collaborative way, and we greatly look forward to connecting with you!

 

While much work toward the development of community outreach and engagement has already been conducted, the comprehensive community engagement portion of the program is scheduled to kick off on 5/5/20 in order that our team may rapidly engage with stakeholders and effectively assess and respond to the needs of the community. 
 

Please click the button below to become a participating member of this project, and bookmark this page as it will be updated periodically with the resources and events we develop for the community.

CoMission is proud of the collaborative work done with the Sebastopol Community, including:

  • Direct outreach to all local businesses and non-profits

  • A community needs assessment survey to help get your voice heard

  • Visioning sessions to explore together what the future of our town could look like

  • Centralized business resources for recovery and resilience

  • Support in accessing pandemic relief funds

  • Mobilizing local food producers' participation in the emergency food assistance program

  • Strategy workshops for local businesses to pivot to the post-pandemic paradigm

  • A local non-profit cohort to preserve our valuable community programs

  • Engagement with community groups and residents to support maximum collaboration

ABOUT US

CoMission is a community-oriented organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals and improving the quality of life for communities. We create webs of local resilience to becoming a stronger and happier community while fostering and thriving together.

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