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Monday, October 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Utilizing a Civic Action Plan to Improve the Welfare of a Neighborhood (60 mins)

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Addressing the needs of a central city neighborhood with 19% of the residents living in poverty and substandard housing is a daunting task. Through the civic action planning model developed by Campus Compact the Ogden Civic Action Network has come together to take on this challenge. This place-based, anchor-ally-resident approach has three areas of focus: health, education and housing. The creative use of an existing foundation and the organizational structure will be described. The many challenges and opportunities with such an effort will be shared by the leaders of the three implementation teams, all of whom are participating as panelists.

The moderator of the session will ask the following questions of the panelists:
1. What is your involvement in the Ogden Civic Action Network (OgdenCAN) and why have you chosen to play a leadership role within it?
2. Why does your organization participate in the network and what role does in play in bringing the civic action plan to fruition?
3. What challenges and opportunities have you and your team identified in developing and implementing the civic action plan?
4. If you had to name one key element contributing to the success of the civic action plan, what would that be and why?
5. What advice do you have for cities, organizations and institutions of higher education interested in producing a civic action plan collaboratively?
6. How will you know if the plan succeeds?

The moderator will leave time for the audience to also ask questions of the panelists.


Brian Bennion

Health Officer, Weber-Morgan Health Department

Angela Choberka

Assist. Director, Ogden United PN, United Way of Northern Utah

Bill Cook

Community Partner, Weber State University

Melissa Yack Hall

Executive Director, Weber State University Center for Community Engaged Learning

Brenda Kowalewski

Associate Provost, Weber State University

Carrie Maxson

ACCESS and Accountability Supervisor, Ogden School District

Monday October 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Colorado I

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