Tuesday, February 26th, 6pm — 8pm

Go Local or Die 2008 – Downtown Community Charrette

Local habits that downtown depends upon for economic sustainability and social vitality

Patricia Lecy-Davis: President of the DMG, founding member of Go Local Tacoma
Kevin Freitas: Founder of the open innovation blog Feed Tacoma
Erik Bjornson: Attorney and North End Neighborhood Council Vice Chair
Morgan Alexander: Founder Tacoma Works, Tacoma Streetcar, Historic Tacoma

Local Life Tacoma, Go Local Tacoma, and The Downtown Merchants Group are presenting local charrettes called Go Local or Die. After enduring through decades of disinvestment and disinterest, significant work has been done toward revitalizing the physical structure and community networks of downtown Tacoma. Yet, much remains to be done. To insure the future vitality of this great neighborhood, residents, organizations, and businesses will gather to discuss the immediate and long term benefits from living a more local and community based life.

They will be hosted by Jim Diers, the former Director of Neighborhoods in Seattle and author of the book Neighbor Power. He is an international consultant on community mobilization and the son of Herman Diers, a noted community activist and Hilltop resident. Jim is well known for empowering Seattle’s neighborhoods in the 90s and has since facilitated productive action-oriented dialogues around the world.

This charrettes will feature opening ideas and continued public dialogue with local innovators and leaders whose work has been valued in the downtown community.

Cost / Admission

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Contact Info
Paul Sparks
Veritas Mortgage Group
762 Broadway
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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