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Working in the Gap: Exploring the White Space
between Stronger Neighborhoods and Local Institutions
Friday, October 28, 2016
9 a.m. til Noon
Bridgewood Conference Center, Neenah, Wisconsin
Are you a “gapper”? Are you, or do you work for, a public or private institution that associates with or supports neighborhoods? A lot has been done to explore how we create stronger neighborhoods and stronger institutions, but not a lot has been done to define the principles and practices essential to these two building blocks of communities as they relate to each other.
Most folks who work in the gap have never really thought about it.They are caught between the requirements of their respective institutions and the neighborhoods they work in. We need to rethink the relationships between institutions and neighborhoods so that they serve as co-producers of their futures, not just recipients of services.
This ground breaking workshop will explore the white space, or “gap”, that exists between strong neighborhoods and the institutions/people that work with, and within, them. Consider attending this important workshop and help us to frame and define the shift in the WHY and WHAT “gappers” do, while helping us to develop a new mental model for strengthening our region’s neighborhoods.
Preregister by filling out the form below:
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ECWRPC is preparing its updated Year 2040 Regional Comprehensive Plan. A few minutes of your time can help us to identify a regional vision for land use and economic development. Please fill out the form below to give us your quick opinions now and keep posted on more opportunities to participate in the planning process.
The 2017 Application for Section 5310 is now available online through Blackcat® Grants Management System for Rural, Small Urban and the urbanized areas of Appleton, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. Please see the Section 5310 program page at fcompo.org for more information.