With a new mayor and City Council at the City of Isle of Palms, SC, the elected leaders were looking for a way to further enhance citizen engagement into the local government process. We worked to develop a structured series of meetings for City Council to learn from citizens what topics are most important. Furthermore, by providing a safe and productive venue for citizens to provide input for 2018 decisions and to become more engaged, the City is now poised to build resiliency concepts into priority setting and related budget decisions.