For more than 30 years, Portland Oregon has been developing an extensive and diverse network of neighborhood associations and coalitions among them. So they have lessons to share with Santa Rosa.
As the keynote speaker at the 2nd annual Santa Rosa Neighbors Summit Aug. 19 & 20, Amalia Alarcaon de Morris, head of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement for Portland, Oregon, plans offer advice to both residents and her counterparts in city government.
Her city has been at this for a long time, while it is relatively new for Santa Rosa, observes Morris, yet there are commonalities between the cities and the issues they face that can provide shortcuts and lessons for local folks here.
The Santa Rosa Neighbors Summit begins tonight with a 6:30 pm presentation in City Hall, followed by a day of workshops from 9-3 Saturday at the Finley Center See the ful schedule here.