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Shape your community by talking about things that matter. Below are the topics our Conversation Corps partners need input about. Feedback from conversations is delivered to decision-makers behind each issue. Check in regularly to see what topics we're discussing. 


Budget Talks
All three of our partners are in the middle of their budget process. Join in the dialogue:

CodeNEXT: Land Use in Austin

In 2012, the Austin City Council adopted Imagine Austin, the community’s collective vision for our future as a city. Part of Imagine Austin called for rewriting Austin’s outdated and complex land development code, which governs what you can build and where. This initiative, called CodeNEXT, has reached an important milestone: the first draft of the new land development code was released in January 2017. The CodeNEXT team worked to make sure the Imagine Austin vision and community priorities were incorporated into the draft, and is seeking community feedback and conversations to ensure they got it right.
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Austin Tourism: How Can We Make Tourism Help Our City the Most?

Tourists bring millions of dollars in tax revenue to our City, and they also have a major impact on City operations and resources, as well as our economy as a whole. How should we best manage the tax dollars generated by tourism to benefit our community? Join us to discuss this timely topic as the Austin City Council considers the budget for the coming year.
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These topics are part of Leadership Austin's Engage on the Go program. It is important to note that these topics are not directly related to upcoming decisions. However, if a Conversation Corps host chooses one of these topics, the feedback from their conversation will be reviewed by our partnering agencies. Please visit the Engage on the Go page of Leadership Austin's website for more details. 

  • Journalism & Politics

  • Transportation Equity

  • Women in Leadership

  • The Texas Legislature & Local Control Issues

  • Is Education the Key to Success?

  • Erasing the Mental Health Stigma