“Better Together” provides mentoring and training for leadership of newly forming and existing neighborhood associations. This two-evening series each spring helps neighborhood associations organize, find structure, develop leadership and define issues and priorities. Time is spent learning from Outreach staff, seasoned neighborhood leaders and neighborhood association peers.
The spring 2014 class covered discussion topics including community building, volunteer engagement and advocacy. Skills training was focused on facilitation techniques and interest identification. Neighborhood associations with similar interests work together to focus on the issues most important to them. Sample topics included launching an association, identifying key issues, organizational structure, developing leadership, marketing and membership recruitment.
Each training class is tailored to the participating neighborhoods and their needs. To participate, neighborhoods are asked to send two to four participants who will be active in their association. Class size is limited to six to eight neighborhoods and 30 individuals. There is no fee to participate.
If your neighborhood is interested in participating in the spring 2015 class, please contact Julie Ellenhorn, Neighborhood Outreach, 425-452-5372 or firstname.lastname@example.org