Love Your Community program Aug. 8

August 1, 2013

AMBER TWP. — The Community Foundation of Mason County presents “Love Your Community” a program facilitated by author Peter Kagevama on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the West Shore Educational Service District on U.S. 10-31.
Kagevama has developed an interactive workshop that allows communities to develop their own approaches to becoming a more lovable community. This half day workshop will explore how people connect in their own community, how to improve and maximize that connection and lead more people towards being “in love” with the place they live in, work in and enjoy.
The workshop identifies key community assets including the emotionally engaged citizens that shape the area and develops strategies and tactics to engage these local development resources. Locally based solutions will be emphasized that do not require significant resources and can be quickly implemented.

Elements Include:
 Overview of Lovable Cities
 Map of what you love about Ludington/Mason County – “Wall of Love”
 Messages and marks – designing the county t-shirt
 Love Notes – samples of what people love from around the world
 Empathy mapping of key demographics such as young professionals, children and retirees
 Brainstorming the “$500 Dollar” project
 Voting and ranking of the best ideas for next steps

Who Should Attend: Please Spread the Word – share this invitation.
 Elected officials
 Planners and City Managers
 Municipal workers and department leaders
 Arts and Cultural leaders
 Entrepreneurs and business leaders
 Not for profit leaders / Church leaders
 Education leaders
 Young professionals
 Student leaders
 Neighborhood Association leaders
 Concerned citizens who want to share their ideas on the community

Space is limited to 100 people so RSVP early.

Please RSVP to Jeanne Oakes 231 845-0326 or [email protected] by July 26, 2013

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