Public Engagement with Diverse Communities in Medford 
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This report begins with a summary of some important context for the project, including a brief history of Latino settlement patterns in Medford and key demographic data. In the next section, we describe the methods and strategies we used to plan and execute our outreach event. It is our hope that the methodology described in this section—with the recommendations that emerged from a similar effort, also conducted through the Sustainable Cities Initiative, at Medford’s Multicultural Fair in the fall of 2013—can give the city a toolkit of best practices for future public engagement efforts. Above all, our suggestions for successful public outreach speak to the importance of cultivating personal relationships in the community, exhibiting cultural competency, and showing participants that their time and opinions are valued. The largest section of the report is devoted to presenting and analyzing the information we gathered during our outreach.