Request for Proposal: CVB-21-100207 Liaison and Facilitator for the 5.31 Permanent Memorial Process

  • Issued on February 11, 2021
  • Closed on March 4, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

    City Council Approves Recommendations for May 31st Permanent Memorial Process (December 1, 2020)

    On Tuesday, December 1, City Council voted 10-0 in support of creating the May 31st Memorial Committee and funding two outside consultant positions to assist with the process outlined during the September 15, 2020 briefing. This is based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime and consultations with communities around the country affected by similar tragedies. The consultants will work with us to develop the process by which input will be gathered from all families as well as survivors, responders and others in our community.

    City Council Presentation on Recommendations for May 31st Permanent Memorial (September 15, 2020)

    This presentation includes recommendations on a path forward after working with a national network of communities affected by similar tragedies to model as we determine how to meet the needs of our families and community while forming our own policies, equitable outreach and input program and memorial timeline. Communication feedback from the families and our community is key while building trust and inclusivity every step of the way. We deeply understand that each person affected by this event will need the appropriate time and space to grieve. As we know, this takes time and is different for everyone. Some might not feel ready to be a part of conversations until months or years while some are ready for action. It is our duty to meet everyone where they are at with empathy, reverence, and provide the appropriate time needed.