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Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill in Difficult Times

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Redwood City Hall

1017 Middlefield Road

Redwood City, CA 94063

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Join us for a Half Day Training in Public Engagement for Local Government

As California's cities, counties, and special districts face unprecedented decisions on issues ranging from budgets to land use, a growing number of public leaders are finding new ways of arriving at policy solutions that are more participatory and transparent. Managed effectively, public involvement can lead to more creative, sustainable, and equitable solutions.


In this practical and participatory half-day seminar, you will learn:

  • The Civic Engagement Spectrum: from informing to involving your residents

  • New ways of looking at the roles of residents and government

  • How to know when you are ready to engage the public

  • How your "Purpose Determines Process"


About the Facilitator:

Ed Everett served as co-chair of Common Sense California's City/Regional Task Force from 2008-2010 and now serves on the Davenport Institute Advisory Council. He helped develop and co-facilitate the organization's training programs in public participation. Everett is a nationally-known speaker on issues related to public participation and community-building. He is the recently-retired city manager of Redwood City, where he held the position since 1992. Prior to that, he served as city manager of Belmont, assistant county manager for Washoe County, Nevada, and program analyst/fire chief for the City of Palo Alto. After obtaining a degree in economics from the University of California, Davis, and a graduate degree in urban affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, Everett gained valuable experience during several years as a VISTA volunteer. While overseeing what some call the renaissance of Redwood City, he focused a great deal of research and study on the concept of "community building" - what makes a real community.

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