All Together Flower Mound
All Together Flower Mound is an initiative that began in early 2021 to provide an opportunity for an informal group of community members from different backgrounds and cultures to think of ideas and solutions to make Flower Mound better, while also increasing engagement and participation with the Town.
Focus Group Meetings
Over eight focus group meetings that included a total of 51 individuals, participants shared their life experiences in Flower Mound and listened to others' experiences, with the purpose of thinking of ideas and solutions to make the community better. The Town Manager, Police Chief, and two Council members were also part of the focus groups to listen and answer any questions.
The meetings took place between March 25, 2021 and May 18, 2021 at the Flower Mound Senior Center, with COVID-19 precautions in place. The focus groups weren't televised and no formal minutes were taken in order for participants to feel comfortable discussing important and sensitive topics. Each focus group was limited to 10 attendees each (not counting staff and Council members).
Each meeting agenda emphasized listening and sharing. Discussion of thoughts and ideas centered around the following questions:
- What programs and events can we add, or add to, that increase engagement and listening?
- How do we make sure all residents are comfortable with participating and engaging with the Town?
- How do we assure all residents that the Town is listening?
- How do we ensure that hate crimes have no home here?