Santa Rosa Neighbors Summit

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CAB member Jo Anne Cohn & Jim Diers
The City of Santa Rosa, Community Advisory Board, the Neighborhood Alliance, St. Joseph's Health System, and Community Action Partnership held the First Neighbors Summit on August 20 and 21, 2010. 

The  Summit began the evening of August 20 with a presentation in the Santa Rosa City Council Chambers by Jim Diers, founder of Seattle's Department of Neighborhoods.

The Neighbors Summit continued on Saturday, August 21 with a day of workshops, neighborhood booths, food and fun.


Video of Jim Diers Presentation on August 20, 2010

Agenda for August 21 Summit

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Summit Planning Committee Member Renee Riggs
 GOALS:
  • Strengthen neighborhood and neighborhood organizations
  • Facilitate communication in and among neighborhoods
  • Improve neighborhood and city government partnerships
 
AGENDA:

9:30 – 10:00 AM:  REGISTRATION & COFFEE

            And don’t forget to place a pin on the map where you live!

  10:00 – 10:45 AM:  WELCOME & MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR EXERCISE (Auditorium)
  • Tanya Narath, Chair of Community Advisory Board (CAB)
  • Susan Gorin, Mayor of Santa Rosa
  • Ellen Boneparth, Cherry Street Neighborhood Association
  • Judy Kennedy, Chair of Neighborhood Alliance
  • Francisco Cano, Grupo Activo
  • Ivan Chang, Local Youth
  • Kelley Rajala, Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative
 
11:00 AM – Noon:  Breakout Session #1:  HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (Cypress Room)
  • Dory Escobar, St. Joseph Health System
  • Leticia Mendoza, St. Joseph Health System
 
11:00 AM – Noon:  Breakout Session #2:  LEARNING ABOUT SUCCESSES FROM NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS (Oak Room)
  • Julie Chasen, Junior College Neighborhood
  • Jo Anne Cohn, Community Advisory Board (Moderator)
  • Vince Harper, Community Action Partnership (CAP)
  • Kyra Janssen, Neighborhood Alliance
 
Noon – 1:15 PM:  Resource Fair:  (Courtyard)

1:15 – 2:30 PM:  Closing Plenary:  IMPROVING THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE CITY AND NEXT STEPS (Auditorium)
  • Jenny Bard, Junior College Neighborhood Association
  • Oscar Chavez, Community Action Partnership
  • Jim Diers, Seattle (Commenter)
  • Susan Gorin, Mayor of Santa Rosa (Moderator)
  • Jessica Jones, Students for Sustainable Communities
  • Tanya Narath, Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy and CAB
  • Marc Richardson, Recreation and Parks and Community Services, Santa Rosa