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Power of Community:
Care for the Earth Care for One Another Crime Prevention Emergency Response Local Economy Health and Welfare Happiness Democracy Social Justice

Community in Crisis
Single-purpose land use Increased mobility Longer work days Fear Electronic screens Specialization Professionalization Consumerism Focus on needs

Democracy in Crisis

Department of

Moving Towards Partnership

Recognize that neighbourhoods arent just places with needs but communities of people with underutilized resources Move beyond customer service and citizen participation to community empowerment Never do for communities what they can do for themselves

Move beyond blaming government to taking a share of the responsibility

Think and act as citizens rather than as taxpayers Never wait for government to do what could better be done by the community

Stop focusing on self-proclaimed leaders and start providing communities with leadership training as well as assistance with outreach and networking

Make it worth governments while to partner with the community by making it a priority to build broad and inclusive participation



The community cant partner with a Government cant partner with a government divided by functions, community divided by factions, so so develop a more holistic, work collaboratively within the community-based approach. neighbourhood and with other neighbourhoods. Recognize that community Recognize that government staff members have valuable expertise have valuable expertise Make information accessible to the Keep government informed and community and provide coach staff on working effectively educational opportunities with the community Appreciate the unique character of Keep the big picture in mind different neighborhoods and cultures Delegate as many decisions as Recognize governments role in possible to the community. setting policy and meeting the needs of the community as a whole Recognize and thank government Recognize and thank community officials and staff who are effective members who are effective partners partners

Neighbourhood Service Centers

Neighbourhood Matching Fund

Unique Features of Matching Fund

Community matches with its assets, including volunteer labour Community determines priorities One time projects only Any group of neighbours can apply Proposals reviewed by peers Quantity and diversity of participation key to selection and evaluation

Ballard Neighbourhood

Phinney Neighbourhood

Alki Neighbourhood

Carkeek Park

Eastlake Neighbourhood

SODO Neighbourhood

Fremont Neighbourhood

Eritrean Community

Operation Homestead

Neighbourhood Planning

Columbia City

Value of community-driven planning:

Implementation happens plans dont sit on the shelf Resources are multiplied government resources leverage communitys

Appropriate development occurs respecting unique character of neighbourhood and culture of community More holistic and innovative solutions result
A stronger sense of community is built



Strengths-based Community-driven

A Global Movement

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Portland, Oregon

Adelaide, Australia

Port Phillip, Australia