The Guide to Community-Centered Engagement was developed by the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) in partnership with the District of Columbia's Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). The guide synthesizes lessons from a year-long engagement process that GCC helped to lead in partnership with DOEE. GCC convened an Equity Advisory Group (EAG) of community leaders and residents in far Northeast neighborhoods of DC's Ward 7 to inform the implementation of the Clean Energy DC and Climate Ready DC plans. These neighborhoods were selected for an intensive community-driven planning process because they were identified in the District's climate vulnerability assessment as facing disproportionate flooding and other climate-related risks relative to other parts of the District. The Guide provides lessons from the EAG process, and is intended to help District and other local government agencies institutionalize equitable planning processes. In addition to best practices around community engagement, specific recommendations are provided for centering racial equity in community engagement.