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Why Politics Will Never Be the Same: Wed, April 30th, 6 PM

Please join us for this exciting talk to be given at City Hall on April 30th.

Why Politics Will Never Be the Same:

The changing relationship, and new partnerships, between government & community

A Talk by Matt Leighninger

Wednesday, April 30th 6 PM

Portland City Hall

1221 SW 4th Ave

Join us to hear about the dramatic shift happening between community and government in cities across the country. Also, find out what’s happening here locally in Portland and how to get involved.

From 5:30 to 6:00 PM, join us for coffee and cookies to learn about how to get involved with the new Public Involvement Advisory Council and other City of Portland public engagement efforts.

Leighninger will explore:

*Why are local leaders looking for new ways of working with the community?

*Why is the community trying to find new ways to make their voices heard?

*What have we learned from the last thirty years, in Portland and elsewhere, of trying to make local democracy work?

Flyer for this talk can be found here: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=192037

Matt Leighninger is the Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, an umbrella group that includes the major organizations in the field of deliberation and democratic governance. Over the last fourteen years, Matt has worked with citizen involvement efforts in over 100 communities, in 40 states and three Canadian provinces; roughly 25,000 people have taken part in those projects. Most of this work was supported by the Study Circles Resource Center, of which he is a Senior Associate. His first book, The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule is Giving Way to Shared Governance – and Why Politics Will Never Be the Same, was released in early 2007 by Vanderbilt University Press

Sponsored by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, City of Portland

For more information, contact Afifa Ahmed-Shafi at 503-823-5202 or email [email protected]

The City of Portland will provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities.Call 7 days in advance to request special assistance for ADA accessibility. TTY 503-823-6868

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