In support of inclusive public engagement, staff collaborated with the Portland-based group Healthy Democracy. Healthy Democracy is a nonpartisan nonprofit that designs and coordinates innovative deliberative democracy programs. Their purpose is to involve community members who are representative of the community and compensate them for their time engaging in public policy issues. The creation of an advisory group designed to reflect the broad needs and interests of the community provides perspectives that otherwise would not be included in project implementation. Letters were mailed to 7,500 random Eugene households in October 2020 to solicit a broadly diverse panel across seven demographic categories. Several of the demographic categories, include race and ethnicity, were based on the makeup of the school aged population in the 4-J and Bethel school districts, in an effort to reflect the greater diversity of our future generations. The panelists were selected in early November 2020 via a live selection event and shortly thereafter began meeting and hearing background information from experts in land use, planning, housing, and more. The panel is kind of like “Eugene in a room.” The panelists met a total of 15 times through spring 2021 and provided a truly democratic lens to the project. The panel did not have decision-making authority, rather their role was to be advisory to staff. All large-group sessions were broadcast live and can be watched on the Healthy Democracy YouTube channel. For more information, see the Eugene Healthy Democracy Panel’s webpage.