Thursday, January 08, 2009

Taking Action in Tacoma: How to Shape the Future of Your Community

SAVE THE DATE for this free two-hour workshop on how citizens can effectively participate in the land use process facilitated by the Cascade Land Conservancy's Cascade Agenda Cities Program

WHEN: 6:30-9:00 p.m. , Thursday, January 29th

WHERE: Philip Hall, UW Tacoma.

WHAT: Cascade Land Conservancy recognizes that citizens who are knowledgeable and proactive can have a powerful influence on how their communities grow. This event will help you become a well-informed, well-organized, and well-prepared citizen who is ready to participate in local decision-making process and guide local neighborhoods toward a complete, compact and connected future.

The interactive, evening session will provide a brief overview of growth management goals, key players and typical stages in the planning process. Building on this knowledge, we will focus on how to effectively participate at each stage, create strong messages and advocate for the long-range vision of the neighborhood. The session will connect citizens with tools, local case studies and other Tacoma area residents interested in improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

The event will take place from 6:30-9:00, Thursday, January 29th, at Philip Hall, on the campus of UW Tacoma. Map and directions to Philip Hall are available here. To RSVP (requested, but not required) or for more information please contact Jeff Aken at or 206.905.6928.


  1. I am all for local say in planning decisions and am excited to attend!

  2. I wouldn't miss this for the world! If I-5 is under 10 feet of water by Jan. 29th, I will be kayaking to Philip Hall. The Cascade Agenda is an exciting vision for the future and this should be an interesting forum.