Tuesday, March 25th, 6pm — 8pm

Go Local or Die 2008 – Downtown Community Charrette

Innovative Co-working with arts, business, education, and urban living

Amy McBride: Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma
Derek Young: Founder of the Tacoma blog Exit133.com and Studio133
Roxanne Murphy: Community and Economic Development for the City of Tacoma
Justin Mayfield: Broadway Farmers Market / New Tacoma Neighborhood Council

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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