Saturday, February 1, 9:30 am-1 pm (free workshop)
Location: 35 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Residents of Santa Rosa are invited to join neighbors as we begin defining the types of services, structures and support we want in our neighborhoods. With well-defined neighborhood visions, we can work with policymakers and developers and help to shape the neighborhoods of our dreams! We will be led by world-renown community builder, Jim Diers*, the former Dir. of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Professor at the University of Washington’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute.
Spanish translation & children activities provided!
“We are excited to join with the City of Santa Rosa in preparation for the upcoming City General Plan update to foster community engagement in the process, and for our community members to learn more about how they can grow stronger neighborhoods,” states Pat Kuta, Co-Chair of Santa Rosa Together. “Santa Rosa Together is a diverse and non-partisan group of volunteer leaders working together to get more citizens engaged, give everyone a voice and role, and improve the way we work together in our city,” she explains.” This is our fourth neighborhood forum.
This event is being presented by Santa Rosa Together, Housing for All and Sonoma Intersections Coalition. These unlikely allies have come together to help our community define what we want our neighborhoods to be. This event will increase awareness of the role of community in responding to the housing crisis, explore innovative solutions to some of our social challenges, and create healthy neighborhoods.
*Jim Diers: www.neighborpower.org Jim is a speaker, facilitator, author and activator assisting associations and agencies in support of caring, inclusive and powerful communities.