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Volume 3, Issue 11


November 2005

Citizen Summit Focuses on Building an Involved Community

Getting citizens involved in community organizations or service groups can be a daunting challenge. So Oregon State University Extension Service is hosting a citizen summit to look at changing opportunities for citizen involvement and innovative techniques to assist community leaders to build membership.

The summit, “Coming Together: Shared Lessons in Building an Involved Community”, will be held Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:30 am-2:30 p.m. at the OSU Extension Offices at the CAPITAL Center, Beaverton. A $10 fee for box lunch and materials will be charged. Pre-registration by Wednesday, November 9, is required to ensure sufficient attendance.

The summit is focused on providing community leaders from the CPO program, community service groups, and nonprofit organizations with opportunities for sharing lessons learned and a workshop on various techniques to energize existing members and attract new ones.

Featured speaker will be Mitch Rohse, former chair of the Oregon chapter of the American Planning Association and an advocate for citizen involvement in Oregon’s land use program. Rohse will speak of changes statewide in public involvement over the years and the value citizen voices bring to community decisions.

OSU Extension coordinates Washington County’s Citizen Participation Organization (CPO) program which provides support to citizens interested in land use and livability concerns. To register, contact Melissa Lim, OSU Extension Service, at 503-725-2124 or Melissa.lim@oregonstate.edu.



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