TOGETHER Creating Communities (TCC) celebrated 10 years of community action and democracy with a service at the Memorial Hall.
Some 300 people were joined by Assembly Members, religious leaders and Wrexham County Borough Council's Leader, Aled Robert.
Members of the TCC had the opportunity to put forward their issues to the panel.
TCC leader Keith Jones said: 'We want to be responsible citizens, that's why we work on local issues. When we started we were told there were no community issues in the area, and that people wouldn't get involved.'
But this wasn't the case, as TCC members discovered.
'There's a real enthusiasm for this new style of community in action,' said Mr Jones. 'We feel our communities are much better places when we all take responsibility and don't leave it entirely to councillors, experts and industrialists.'
TCC members used their celebrations to continue their community work with the launch of their report Below the Living Wage. The TCC report found that among the low paid there is a lot of insecurity. They also found there were people working for less than the minimum wage.
Mr Jones said: 'We're calling for a living wage, which would allow every worker to live a decent life.'
Sandy Mewies, AM for Delyn, agreed to lead a delegation to the Justice Minister, Edwina Hart AM.
During the evening TCC member Harry Prankard called for a specialist Parkinson's disease nurse in the Maelor and Janet Ryder AM agreed to work on the issue.
The celebrations finished with a TCC This is Your Life, with members looking forward to the next 10 years.