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Often, community voices are glaringly absent for public decision-making processes. Many public processes, such as neighborhood and county planning document updates or development decisions, are structured to facilitate a streamlined process instead of to facilitate meaningful engagement of residents in decision-making.
 
Join the 2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute cohort for a public forum with regional leaders who work to engage community members in local and regional decision-making. You’ll have the chance to take part in a discussion about why community participation is meaningful, how it is being done and what each of us can do to make public decisions better represent the needs of our communities.
 
Panelists
 
Charles Mason, President & CEO, Ubuntu Green
Mike Somers, State Director, Pesticide Watch
Gabby Trejo, Organizer, Sacramento Area Congregations Together
 
About BCLI Public Forums
 
Monthly from September through December, the BCLI cohort hosts a public forum on a current topic important to communities in the region. The event features a panel of speakers who discuss their relevant work, followed by an in-depth discussion with the audience. The forums provide an opportunity for the BCLI cohort to meet regional leaders working in various sectors, to provide education and an opportunity for discussion to the public in attendance.
 
Save the date for the following Public Forums:
 
October 2: Affordable Housing in Crisis
November 6: Transportation for Everyone
December 4: Food Access
 
All forums will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Mercy Housing 7th & H (720 7th Street, Sacramento, 95814).