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Register now for NorCal event in Cupertino

I hope those of you in Northern California are planning to join us for the NCDD regional event on Friday, October 29th at De Anza College in Cupertino! Please register for “Making Tough Decisions Together” soon so we know you’re coming.

This is quite the community effort, with numerous local organizations sponsoring (listed below) and the following regional leaders involved in guiding the planning process and leading learning sessions at the event:

  • Dave Knapp, City Manager of Cupertino, CA
  • Ed Everett, City Manager of Redwood City, CA
  • Pete Petersen, Executive Director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership/Common Sense California
  • Terry Amsler, Program Director, Collaborative Governance Initiative
  • Daniel Homsey, Director, Neighborhood Empowerment Network

These leaders have been actively involved in making sure this event addresses the real-world issues you face in your communities. You’ll be able to interact with them in a hands-on workshop environment to learn successful ways to engage and mobilize people around difficult issues.

Making Tough Decisions Together is co-hosted by De Anza’s Institute for Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE) and the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD).

This conference will bring together elected officials, local government managers and staff, community leaders, students and public engagement practitioners from across Northern California for a day-long conference and workshop to explore practical and innovative strategies for working together to make the tough choices communities face today.

The day is designed to be highly interactive, focusing on best practices in public engagement and community building taking place in various communities in Northern California, and it’s a good value—registration is just $85 ($70 for NCDD members, $42 for students). Lunch is included.

Download the event flyer, or visit www.ncdd.org/sanfrancisco2010 for more info on the event, our sponsors, and our amazing planning team. Registration is live at www.ncddsanfrancisco.eventbrite.com.

Shout-0ut to our All-Star Sponsors for all 5 upcoming NCDD regional events:

  • AmericaSpeaks
  • Citizens in Charge Foundation
  • Everyday Democracy
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Public Conversations Project
  • University of Mass. Boston’s Office of Public Collaboration (MODR)

Our Sponsors for the Northern California event:

  • California Forward
  • Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
  • Public Dialogue Consortium
  • The Institute for Local Government

Our Partners for the Northern California event:

  • San Francisco Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN)
  • Community At Work
  • SEEDS Community Resolution Center
  • Common Knowledge
  • Deborah Goldblatt of Wiser Together

Learn more about all our sponsors at www.ncdd.org/sanfrancisco2010 — and feel free to join their ranks! All-Star Sponsors contribute $1500, Sponsors contribute $500, and Partners contribute $250 to help offset event costs and foster local and national networking and knowledge-sharing (more info on sponsorship).

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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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