Inspiring visions of public engagement
(9:00 - 9:45) Conference Room B
Find out how two cities are incorporating the vision of sustainable
community networks into the infrastructure of local
government. Cupertino Director of Parks and Recreation Mark Linder and
San Francisco city administrator Daniel
Homsey share the impact of their block leader programs and neighborhood
empowerment networks in their communities.
What brings you? (9:45 - 10:00) Conference Room B
Working with others you will articulate and focus your hopes and
intentions so you can clearly identify and search out the
ideas, answers and resources you need to achieve your vision.
Moving from Challenge to Opportunity in Public Engagement (10:00 -
10:30) Conference Room B
First, you will hear from long time civic leaders Jim Keene of Palo
Alto, Mark Linder of Cupertino, and Ed Everett of
Redwood City as they share the challenges they have faced as community
leaders and the opportunities they discovered
to engage their communities and create better solutions.
Moving from Challenge to Opportunity in Public Engagement, (11:00 -
Then, you will work in small groups to explore the obstacles and
challenges related to your goals, and explore how to flip them into
opportunities. You will begin a personal roadmap to keep track of
helpful tools, methods, people and ideas gained during the day and
your next steps.
Public Engagement: What Makes It the Real Thing? (11:30 - 12:00) What is called "public participation" can be anything form an
angry town meeting to a fully collaborative problem-solving process that
draws in a whole community. what is it that makes the difference.
Decides Process: Tools & Options for
Public Engagement (1:00 - 2:20)
Conference Room B Once you have a commitment to use a public process, the trick is to
find or create just the right process to realize the goal. In this
session we dig down to design when, who, how many, doing what, for how
long, to arrive where?
Sustainable Community Networks: Collaboration & Partnerships (1:00 -
2:20) Fireside Room Learn how to use public engagement to build ongoing community
networks that can respond to a range of issues and become the
foundation for civic participation.