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A "Neighborhood Conversation" Monday, May 23rd 6:30 p.m. @ the Olympia City Hall

posted May 4, 2011, 7:51 PM by Karen Veldheer

 Save the Date

 Monday, May 23, 2011

 6:30 to 8:30 pm

 Olympia City Hall

 City Council Chambers


The Coalition of Neighborhood Associations along with the City of Olympia is sponsoring a Neighborhood Conversation just for you, a conversation about where we all live; neighborhoods.  We are very excited and pleased to announce that the world renown Jim Diers, the former director of Seattle's Office of Neighborhoods is coming to Olympia to share his thoughts and vision with our community. Jim is a champion of participatory democracy who finds creative and resourceful ways to get more people involved with their communities and the decisions that affect their daily lives. In Jim's fourteen years of service with the city of Seattle, his department's mission was to decentralize and coordinate city services, strengthen communities and their organizations, and work in partnership with these organizations to preserve and enhance the neighborhoods.  Jim's influence and legacy is still evident throughout Seattle and in today's work at Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods. Jim is also the author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way.

Please be our guest for the evening. We will begin the program with a "Neighborhood Conversation" on neighborhood planning, a review of what was learned at the Imagine Olympia neighborhood meetings held in January and March, and then hear from Jim Diers on the endless possibilities we have for changing our future and for making our dreams for our community a reality. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, May 23, 2011, at 6:30 pm at City Hall.