United Way of Thurston County: Olympia Summit on Homelessness
Facilitated a series of meetings with a small group of community leaders to try and reach a high level of shared clarity regarding the need for and purpose of a generative, multi-stakeholder community conversation on homelessness built around Participatory Leadership principles and methods. This was followed by the day and a half long summit on homelessness where participants engaged deeply around the question, How can our community respond to the homelessness issue in a healthy, compassionate way that will transform the status quo and lead to wise actions? Over 40 people participated in the summit. They represented service providers, law enforcement, downtown business owners, developers, elected officials, funders, and individuals who previously experienced homelessness.