Blue Ribbon Community Events: The Key Ingredients
Track: Citizen/Advocacy

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 3:00 to 4:15pm

Peggy Doering, Executive Director, Valleyfest
Carol Carter, , City of Spokane Valley
Jennifer Papich, Recreation Coordinator, City of Spokane Valley

Session Description:

Two parts strong community advocates, one part great staff, two heaping scoops of marketing, a pinch of humor, a dash of determination and voila...a perfect volunteer run community event! Although it may not be quite that simple, the City of Spokane Valley and Valleyfest cooked up something pretty special and they are ready to share their "secret ingredients.” You'll learn how a small neighborhood event grew into a multi-day regional celebration that is 100% run by volunteers. The session will focus on the keys to the partnership and strategies for working with community organizers. Participants will also come away with a toolkit of information they can use in their own agency!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the primary components of a successful community-based event model.
  • Participants will learn key elements to fostering healthy relationships with volunteer leaders.
  • Participants will learn strategies to sustaining large-scale regional events utilizing a volunteer base.