Monday, May 23, 2011
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Olympia City Hall City Council Chambers

The program will begin with a Neighborhood Conversation on planning and a review of the Imagine Olympia neighborhood meetings held in January and March.

Then Jim Diers, the former director of Seattle’s Office of Neighborhoods, will share his thoughts and vision with our community. Jim is a champion of participatory democracy who finds creative and resourceful ways to get more people involved with their communities and the decisions that affect their daily lives. In Jim’s fourteen years of service with the city of Seattle, his department’s mission was to decentralize and coordinate city services, strengthen communities and their organizations, and work in partnership with these organizations to preserve and enhance the neighborhoods. Jim’s influence and legacy is still evident throughout Seattle and in today’s work at Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods. Jim is also the author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way.

This event is sponsored by the City of Olympia and the Coalition of Neighborhood Associations.¬†Questions about the event? Contact the president of the Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Julie Hankins at [email protected]