The Outreach and Engagement Group focuses on championing equitable and integrated service delivery models and assisting organizations and community members in becoming aware of the PCCETF and services available. This work will lead to a shift in the methodology of service delivery and redevelopment of best practices with an anti-racist lens through continuous community outreach and engagement. We are committed to providing information and resources collaboratively with the community, service providers, and employers. We strive to regain the confidence of the community by raising the bar in how the partners in PCCETF deliver services—especially within communities we have historically underserved.

We recognize the importance of working together with our trusted partners, organizations, communities, and allies to identify engagement strategies that seek to be equitable, inclusive, dynamic, adaptive, and responsive to community needs and circumstances. The Outreach and Engagement Group is focused on advocacy of best practices, resource availability, and connection possibilities for the PCCETF and, more importantly, the communities within Pierce County.

  • Marketing & Branding. Bringing together all of the service provider organizations into one fully unified group to better help the community
  • Data Collection. Gathering real life data and facts to fuel needed changes to our service delivery system.
  • Community Connection. Reconnecting with the community to regain their trust in the service delivery system.

Current Initiatives

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The Outreach subgroup will essentially manage and organize quarterly community events and initiatives that promote community resources and wellness by identifying general community needs as well as the ability to identify services that are necessary for underserved populations. We will monitor the implementation of community events and assess progress to determine changes in the structure and focus of the event.

As a community outreach specialist, you would be involved in the following activities:

• Partner, develop, and implement events that address community concerns

• Organize events and delegate tasks as requested

• Generate a goal and milestone timeline to track progress

• Periodically assess practices and outcomes to determine efficacy

• Manage and garner further outreach support

The universal enrollment/referral process will create a method to enable ease of enrollment into multiple organizations/services for clients to have equitable access to a multitude of services, training, education, and employment opportunities. (One story, one place, multiple responses). There are tools and platforms out there, the preference would be to work within platforms that already exist and partners that currently collaborate on multiple levels.

Follow up with organizations which have chosen to start a DEI journey using the PCCETF DEAI Welcome kits will help inform all our community engagement efforts. We will support and intentionally work to build relationships with organizations and leaders representing communities and populations facing disparities.

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Committee Leadership

Kelly Blucher

Manager of Community Engagement & Outreach, Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Regions

Spokesperson (The Voice)

Our spokesperson is the designated role for hosting our monthly group meetings, group leadership meetings, presenting monthly task force reports, and other situational moments where a host is needed. If the group decides to have rotating hosts, it is the Spokesperson’s responsibility to schedule the rotation and will be first back-up.

Tim Jumper

Manager of Community Engagement, Sound Outreach

Engagement Coordinator (The Welcome)

Our membership role manages the members within the group, our contact list, the assigned roles, and conducts new member onboarding and engagement. This role also tracks available roles for leadership and sub-working groups

Julie Baxter

Engaged Community Member

Strategy & Data Analysis (The Mover)

Our strategy role manages and updates the mission critical documents for the group (group descriptions & overview, mission/vision, and yearly outlook, data analysis). They also support our initiatives by creating and helping maintain action plans, timelines, and accountability. This role also helps with research as needed. 

Courtney Acoff

Community Outreach & Engagement Specialist, Metro Parks Tacoma

Planning Coordinator (The Guide)

Our administrator role creates, manages, and distributes the monthly agendas for our task force report, group meeting, and leadership meeting. They also schedule and send invites for the monthly group meeting and leadership meeting.

Outreach & Engagement Committee co-leads are also represented in the PCCETF Leadership group.

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