SummerLands Review Team and Criteria

 Applications will be reviewed by a cross-department team with members from the following departments:

  • Public Health.
  • Property Management.
  • Property Tax, Records and Election Services.
  • Public Works.
  • Community and Economic Development.
  • County Manager’s Office.
  • County Attorney’s Office.
  • Risk Management.

 Criteria to evaluate applications

Total possible points: 65

  1. The sponsoring non-profit organization is based in the surrounding neighborhood (5 points possible)
    • Non-profit is located in/headquartered in community (5 points)
    • Non-Profit isn’t located in, but describes strong relationships with surrounding community (1-4 points)
    • Non-profit is not located in neighborhood and doesn’t describe strong relationships with surrounding community (0 points)
  2. How clear, realistic and actionable is the applicants proposed plan? (20 points possible)
    • The proposed plan falls under the list of acceptable uses and can meet all requirements, such as maintenance and ending the use by the end of October (20 points)
    •  The proposed plan falls under the list of acceptable uses, but may have a hard time meeting all requirements. May need additional resources to be successful. (8-15 points)
    •   The plan is not considered an acceptable use and may have a hard time meeting all requirements (0 points)
  3. Group includes member who live or work in the surrounding neighborhood or describe strong relationships with surrounding community (15 points possible)
    • All or almost all members live or work in the surrounding neighborhood (13-15 points)
    • Some members live in the surrounding neighborhood or describe strong existing relationship with surrounding community (7-12 points)
    •  Group members do not live or work in neighborhood, and do not describe strong relationships with the surrounding community (0-6 points)
  4. Group plans to actively use land (10 points possible)
    • Frequently or very infrequently (Daily, weekly or bi-weekly) (10 points)
    • Occasionally or infrequently (Once per month) (5 points)
    • Very infrequently (Less than once per month, or single event) (0-2 points)
  5. Plan for Communications (10 points possible)
    • Robust. Could include many, diverse mediums and audiences, such as other non-profits, other community coalitions, culturally-specific groups that reflect the community, nearby residents, schools, social media, local newspapers, radio, other media outlets. (10 points)
    • Traditional engagement/communication plan. Plans to reach out to existing community organizations, their existing membership and use social media. Less focused on multiple approaches. (5-9 points)
    • Weak communication plan. Offers little detail on how they will reach out to the surrounding community and nearby residents. (0-4 points)
  6. Will the land be open to all interested residents? Not everyone may be able to participate in the planned program or event, but the land should remain open to all. (5 points possible)
    • Yes, the land is open for all interested participants (5 points)
    • No, the land will be closed off to the public (0 Points)