Neighborhood Expo 2007
Be Informed! Be Included! Be Inspired!
Join us from 8:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 10 at Evergreen Middle School, 7621 Beverly Lane, for a day of connecting with neighbors, and hear from special guests from Everett and nearby cities.
For more information:
Office of Neighborhoods
City of Everett
2930 Wetmore Avenue 9E
Everett WA 98201
425 257-8717 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keynote Speaker: Jim Diers
Catch the energetic Jim Diers for a talk about engaging our neighbors in community building and civic life. As a professor at the University of Washington, he teaches courses in architecture and public policy, He has guided Seattle residents in organizing and acquiring funding for projects such as community gardens, playgrounds, and art installations for their neighborhoods.
Jim has recently spoken to such diverse audiences as the Whatcom County Oral Health Coalition, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Livable Seoul Conference. Jim is well known and loved in the Puget Sound area and nationally recognized for his work as a neighborhood organizer/activist and former director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. He is author of Neighbor Power Building Community the Seattle Way, a must read for citizen activists, urban planners and elected officials.
The Expo includes over a dozen hands-on workshops and exhibitions on useful topics such as: how to maneuver through the planning process; how to organize your neighborhood; how to capitalize on community based assets; how to live sustainably and foster a welcoming, resourceful community in a rapidly growing region.
Discover new information and resources available in our community to help you and your neighbors develop the type of neighborhoods which promote strong connections between neighbors, encourage public safety, fun, preparedness, environmental stewardship and enhance cultural awareness. Talk with representatives of social agencies, cultural and civic groups, neighborhood associations, and city services. Exchange ideas with other neighbors and obtain links to valuable resources and training.
WELCOME by EVERETT MAYOR RAY STEPHANSON
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JIM DIERS, Neighborhood Activist and Professor of Public Policy at University of Washington
WORKSHOP SESSION 1:
A. Grassroots Organizing—Getting Everyone Involved
B. Working with Schools—Engaging the Community in Schools: Panel
C. Everett City Planning 101
WORKSHOP SESSION 2
A. Creating the Welcoming Community Across Cultures and Ages
B. Emergency Preparedness In Your Neighborhood
C. Crime Watch – Creating Safer Neighborhoods
12:30 p.m. lunch and information fair
with Exhibitors from LOCAL AGENCIES and NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS
WORKSHOP SESSION 3:
A. Strengthening Your Neighborhood with Newsletters
B. Bringing Parks to Your Neighborhood, Panel C. Involving All Neighbors, Panel
WORKSHOP SESSION 4:
A. Working with Developers to Shape your Neighborhood, panel
B. Sustainable Living/Simple Living
C. How to build Neighborhood Websites
WRAP UP SESSION
Sponsored by the City of Everett Office of
Neighborhoods and the Council of Neighborhoods