Please join a FREE talk on Wednesday, September 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most
The Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Orton Family Foundation are working with communities across the commonwealth to incorporate the humanities into planning processes.
Pennsylvania residents are using Orton’s nationally successful Community Heart & Soul® model to create a shared sense of belonging that improves local decision-making and ultimately strengthens social, cultural and economic vibrancy.
September 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Via conference call! All you need in order to participate is a phone.
Register now to receive information on how to join the call.
Zach Norwood is Planning Director, Crawford County Planning Office. He is also a member of the leadership team for a Community Heart & Soul project (“My Meadville”) in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Kirsten Sackett is Community Development Director for the city of Ellensburg, Washington. From 2012 to 2014, Kirsten led a Community Heart & Soul project that transformed her community of Cortez, Colorado, and she is now spearheading a Heart & Soul project in Ellensburg.
We’ll also hear from James Cowhey, Executive Director, Lancaster County Planning Commission, and President, PA Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Mimi Iijima, Director of Programs and Special Projects, Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Fran Stoddard, Communications Consultant with the Orton Family Foundation, and former host of Vermont Public Television’s weekly “Profile” interview program, will moderate.
This talk is the first in a series of Fall 2017 events produced by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Orton Family Foundation in conjunction with the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association. Learn more about these events here.