An Arts & Culture junkie, an amateur musician, retired budget & planning director of the Orange County Community Services Agency & former: Peace Corps Volunteer, Chairman of the Signal Hill Planning Commission, tennis pro, international leadership & management training consultant, community organizer. Southern California native, alumnus of the University of Southern California where did graduate work; lived & worked in Latin America, & has resided in Signal Hill, California for more than 20 years.
Fighting (and Winning) City Hall Without Selling Our Souls
DISCUSSED AT BIL 2012: Creating a Self-Organizing Community of Practice (CoP) for Good Governance and Engaged Citizenry.
In an era of corruption--from small Southern California towns to Wall Street--grassroots community builders are applying new change models that address serious governance issues, without succumbing themselves to the non-transparent and command and control tactics they are confronting.
Signal Hill Community First, http://www.signalhillfirst.org/ was formed about a year ago by a group of residents intent upon policy and cultural change, in their small city that is surrounded by Long Beach, California. Richard Harris, one of its founders, will share Community First's short history and its guiding principles, and then lead a small-group interactive discussion mining the ideas and experiences of the participants. One objective of the discussion will be to create the foundation for a continuing on-line dialogue on the issue.
Facilitating self-organizing systems that inspire and empower citizens to engage in city affairs.
I'm a pretty good guitar player.
On the populist sidelines with BIL, the "unconference."
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