Neighborhood Conference Program
9:30 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Welcome
10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. – Workshop 1
11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Workshop 2
12:15 p.m.-1:20 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m.-1:20 p.m. – Entertainment & Group Picture
1:25 p.pm.-2:20 p.pm. – Workshop 3
2:20 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Final Raffles
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Session 1: 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
This is my Block
Genia Mills, MAP Neighborhood Leader
Learn tips to best represent your neighborhood during good and difficult times. You can serve as a leader for your neighborhood to get through even the toughest of situations.
Laurie Lile, Monrovia City Manager
Plan Monrovia - the Blueprint for Monrovia’s Strategic Decisions. City Manager Laurie Lile will update participants on the status, adoption and implementation of Monrovia’s City-Wide Strategic Plan.
Because we CARE, we will Prevent
Ulises Gutierrez, MAP Leader & Community Organizer
Come discover what it means to be in the business of “prevention & intervention.” Caring people, just like you, make a difference by intervening in social issues to prevent social crisis.
Be True to Your School
Mike Lang, Watch Dog Organizer
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students,) is a National Organization providing positive male figures to be present and involved in local schools for safety and encouragement. Find out why you are needed and how to get involved.
Developing the Heart of Great Leadership
Ed Nicholls, Leadership Development Instructor
By identifying great leaders from history, participants will learn about the various qualities that great leaders possess and how to apply these qualities to their leadership style.
1 Rep, 2 Rep, 3 Rep 4…
Panel of Monrovia Representatives
This workshop will teach participants the basic structure and purpose of Monrovia’s Boards, Commissions and Council; highlighting the work these groups do in the Monrovia Community and explaining how residents can become involved.
Good Planning = Good Places
Craig Jimenez, Monrovia Planning Manager
City planning is not usually a topic that many people think about, but its affects impact you more than you probably realize. Learn about how good planning helped to get Monrovia where it is today and where we’re going.
Session 2: 11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
Bullying: Prevention & Intervention
Encarnacion Cervantes, Boy Scout Troop Leader
This class focuses on enabling adults and parents to increase their awareness of the incidence and effects of bullying in order to create an anti-bullying culture in their home and school.
Maintaining our Habitat Begins with You
Sharon Gallant, Environmental Management Analyst II
We live amidst a concrete jungle, but Monrovia is a special place to live. Come learn how to make your home and community “clean” “green” and “eco-friendly.”
You are the Government
Mayor Mary Ann Lutz
“…government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” What can we do to be the strong foundation our government requires?
Effective Consultation and Collaboration
Sylvester Scott, Professor
This workshop is designed to assist individuals to communicate and collaborate more effectively in interpersonal and collective endeavors.
Building Together: It Takes an MVP Team
Ulises Gutierrez, MAP Leader & Community Organizer
Participants will be introduced to practices and concepts that will develop their personal skills as organizers. Great community efforts are launched to success by first developing the “who & how.”
Housing Rights Workshop
Marisol Arzate, Director of Outreach & Education
This workshop explores basic tenant & landlord rights and responsibilities such as rent increases, evictions, repairs and more. Additionally, learn about Fair Housing and Housing Discrimination Laws.
When Living Alone is not Enough
Rev. Douglas Edwards
Living alone as a senior can lead to isolation, depression and illness. Learn about the many choices and resources available in the area to help seniors live longer and healthier.
Session 3: 1:25 PM - 2:20 PM
Mayor's Bus Tour
Mayor Mary Ann Lutz
Join Mayor Mary Ann Lutz as she guides you through a 40 minute tour of Monrovia exploring historic landmarks, new developments and other sites that make Monrovia unique.
What Would YOU Do?
Nancy Matthews, Community Organizer
Participants will be presented with a variety of neighbor-to-neighbor situations and learn/share problem solving skills to best address them in a manner which promotes community.
Encarnacion Cervantes, Boy Scout Troup Leader
Bullying has taken a new medium with Social Media. Awareness of your child’s cyber options can help you take preventative measures against bullying and how to combat it.
American Red Cross – Prepare U
Tamara White, American Red Cross Community Coordinator
Los Angeles County residents face the possibility of a range of disasters. American Red Cross helps increase public awareness by helping the community prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies.
Diane Balsamo, Wells Fargo Bank
All you need to know about financing and refinancing your home.
Broken Windows: Rebuilding Neighborhood Pride
Mike Jiles, Code Enforcement Educator
Build and maintain neighborhood pride and community satisfaction by learning how to prevent issues even before they start and how to intervene when problems do arise.
Spanish Speaking Workshops
Session/Taller 1 -
¡Usted es un líder!
(You are a Leader!)
Este taller está diseñado para motivar y comprometer a los participantes a como participar en la comunidad a través del liderazgo y el servicio.
Session/Taller 2 -
Soñadores de Monrovia: ¡Siguiendo su sueño!
(MONROVIA’s DREAMERS: Stepping into the dream!)
Patty Corrales, abogada en la ley
Este taller se concentrará en ofrecer las últimas noticias sobre Acción Diferida y la larga esperada Reforma Migratoria. Miembros de la comunidad también aprenderán de los esfuerzos locales para apoyar a nuestros miembros de la comunidad.
Session/Taller 3 -
Qué es lo siguiente: ¡Captar el espíritu Monrovia en su Idioma!
(What’s NEXT: Catch the Monrovia spirit en Español!)
Ulises Gutiérrez, Comuñita Organizar
Este taller facilitara la discusión entre los participantes a cómo podemos poner en práctica los recursos y asociaciones de la Conferencia en nuestra vida diaria, juntos.
When & Where
Monrovia Area Partnership
Simply put, the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) is a community program that hosts events and meetings to train and connect community members dedicated to improving Monrovia. We are people who have decided that things are better when we work together. Together, we are MAP!
Check out our blog to learn more about exciting community events.
MAP Leadership Academy
What is the Leadership Academy?
How can you best serve your community? Find out by attending the MAP Leadership Academy. Study alongside other engaged community members and learn all about the Monrovia community, organizational structure, local resources and interface with city staff & other officials, all at the annual MAP Leadership Academy.
Neighborhood Summer Movie Series - June Through August 2016
Stay tuned for more information on the Summer Movie Series in neighborhoods throughout Monrovia! Bring your chair, a snack and a friend and enjoy an evening of fun in the great outdoors with your great Monrovia neighbors starting in June 2016!