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Welcome to July’s new NCDD members!

11 new members joined the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) during the month of July: 1 organizational member and 10 individuals (2 dues-paying and 8 non-dues). 2 non-dues members became full dues-paying members, and 22 of our dues-paying members renewed their memberships (1 organization and 21 individuals). Thanks everybody, and welcome to our new members!

We post these monthly summaries not only to welcome our new members and to thank those who re-upped, but also to help members connect with one another. Click on anyone’s name below to learn more about them and connect with them.

Our new organizational member:

Conflict Resolution Institute (Tamra Pearson D’Estrée and Karen Feste)

Our 10 new individual members (some dues-paying and some non-dues) are:

  1. Janice Thomson, EU Public Engagement Advisor of Involve
  2. Joel Denis, Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Public Health Agency
  3. Nicole Reade, University of Sydney
  4. Maria Rubio, Human Rights Commission Inter-Group Dialogues
  5. Elizabeth Hudson, University of Michigan
  6. Jennifer Mair, Public Dialogue Consortium
  7. Janice Son, Public Dialogue Consortium
  8. Gregory Crowley, Coro Center for Civic Leadership Pittsburgh
  9. Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, City of Portland, Parks & Recreation
  10. Timothy Shaffer, Graduate Student at Cornell University

We also had 2 of our existing members become full dues-paying members last month, which we greatly appreciate! They are:

  1. Laura Keir, Conservation Ecology Student at Sterling College
  2. Michael Sayler, Owner of Praxis One Consulting

In the month of July, 22 NCDDers renewed their memberships. 1 organizational member renewed:

And 21 people renewed as dues-paying individual members, and those are:

  1. Tina Nabatchi at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University
  2. Tamyra Freeman, professional facilitator in Indianapolis, IN
  3. Greg Nelson, Retired General Manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (Los Angeles)
  4. Tim Steffensmeier at Kansas State University
  5. Regina Sneed at the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
  6. Peggy Holman with Open Circle Company and Open Space Institute
  7. Marty Jacobs at Systems In Sync
  8. Lou Klepner at Gateway to Gov
  9. Caroline Lee at Lafayette College
  10. Polly Riddims with Fusion Partnerships, Inc.
  11. Lyn Carson with Centre for Citizenship & Public Policy at the University of Western Sydney
  12. Rosalind Spigelf of the Jewish Dialogue Group
  13. Jennifer Meigs at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs
  14. Jacquie Dale with One World, Inc.
  15. Hina Pendle at US Partners: Personal & Collective Evolution
  16. Folorunsho Moshood at the Kettering Foundation
  17. Theo Brown with AmericaSpeaks
  18. Arjun Singh of British Columbia, Canada
  19. Andrew Russell at the United Nations Development Program
  20. Alice Warner-Mehlhorn at the WK Kellogg Foundation
  21. Avril Orloff, Graphic Facilitator

Welcome and thanks, everyone!

To learn about other NCDD members (there are 1,297 of us now!), find members in your state or city, etc., visit the NCDD members network at www.thataway.org/ncddnet/.

And to see if your membership is in good standing, search for yourself in the members network and look at what’s in the Member Type field in your profile. If it says “lapsed” or “non-dues-paying,” please consider becoming a current dues-paying member (see payment details here). You can also email office manager Joy Garman at joy@thataway.org if you have questions about your status, need payment instructions, or want to change the info on your profile page.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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