EMC provides community meeting facilitation. By bringing together a cross-section of viewpoints, a community meeting is the perfect setting to exchange ideas and information. In a community meeting, a variety of active participants are brought together, information and opinions are shared, resources and volunteers are identified, and goals and action plans are established. EMC facilitators create an environment in which group members share ideas, opinions, experiences, and expertise in order to achieve a common goal. They smooth the way for group members to brainstorm options, identify viable solutions, and develop and implement action plans. The goal EMC supported community meetings is to promote a productive exchange of information, clarify potential issues and solve problems collaboratively in areas of mutual concern.