Public Engagement

The City of Fredericksburg encourages public engagement. Start here to find out how you can get involved in your local government today.  On this page we will be sharing surveys, topic specific comments forms, and event information for public input opportunities or town halls. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay updated by subscribing to our newsletters and alerts listed below. Please be sure to visit the links below to find out how to get involved by attending meetings or volunteering.

Engage with Projects and Initiatives


Local Redistricting in the City of Fredericksburg

Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of districts that elect representatives who serve specific geographic areas. Redistricting occurs every 10 years following the United States census and is governed by state law.The local redistricting process determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing City Council and City School Board members. By making sure districts have approximately the same number of people, redistricting can help to ensure residents have equal representation on City Council and the City School Board. It also affects for whom residents vote and where they vote, based on how the electoral boundaries are drawn. Public involvement is an important part of the redistricting process, read more here.

Racial Equity Initiatives

  • Get notifications about City government surveys and request for public input on matters of racial equity. Sign up here. 
  • Submit Comments. Do you have a comment to submit about the City’s Racial Equity Initiatives? Please submit it here
  • Read more about the City of Fredericksburg's commitment to equity and inclusion here. 

City Council's recent activity on matters of racial equity:

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Angela Freeman, the City’s outgoing Diversity, Equity and Economic Advancement Officer provided her final update on Phase 1 of City staff’s Racial Equity Plan, which is available for public review here. Watch the full council meeting here

Ms. Freeman’s leadership as the City’s Diversity, Equity and Economic Advancement Officer has  been invaluable to the City’s Racial Equity Advancement efforts. A team of City employees is continuing the Phase 1 implementation, which includes the City’s newly announced membership in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.  Looking ahead, City Council’s bi-annual offsite for priority planning is anticipated to be announced for May 2021. 

Racial Equity Survey Results

On-behalf of the City of Fredericksburg, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) facilitated a racial equity survey and public input process. ICSC received feedback in three ways, through an online survey, from city boards and advisory groups through a survey the City created and distributed, and from online listening sessions. The findings are provided within the report and were shared in this public presentation on December 20, 2021.  This input is being provided to City Council with the purpose to incorporate racial equity into its future planning.  

Fredericksburg Listening Session Report Overview (slides presented December 10, 2020) - (PDF)

Fredericksburg Racial Equity Listening Report December 2020 (PDF)

Commitment to Equity & Inclusion

The City of Fredericksburg is committed to advancing diverity, equity and inclusion and engaging in important conversations in our community. Read  more...


Engage with General City Business

The City of Fredericksburg’s many departments provide a range of services for the City. We encourage you to reach out to a department directly to give a specific comment, complaint or compliment.   

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