Sugar Land residents have a new way to connect through an online hub launched by the city.

The gist

On March 20, Sugar Land became among the first in the state of Texas to launch a community engagement platform powered by ZenCity, an Israel-based startup company promoting resident and government connection, Sugar Land Communications Director Doug Adolph said.

The Sugar Land Community Hub aims to provide a space for residents to join together and explore community offerings, including the ability to:
  • Create and browse local events, such as farmers markets or the upcoming Lemonade Day on May 4
  • Create and join local groups, such as the Sugar Land Animal Shelter or drone enthusiast group
The platform is monitored by the city’s Office of Communications and Community Engagement to ensure posts follow community guidelines, Adolph said.

What they’re saying

Adolph said expanding community engagement opportunities continues to be a priority for the city, including making local government transparent and accessible.

“It is our goal to get the right information to the right people at the right time to ensure our residents can make informed decisions to protect life and property but also access city services that improve the quality of our residents’ lives,” he said.

However, community leaders recognize they can’t do this alone and are calling on community influencers to encourage residents to be involved and engage with the city and fellow residents, Adolph said.

“We hope the Community Hub will help empower community leaders by enabling grassroots activities and nonprofit initiatives, expand their reach, and equip leaders with the tools to create and share,” he said.

Get connected

Community members can get involved by creating a free account to browse or post community events and join or create interest groups. To get started, click here.