Community Partners for Community Events
Track: Recreation Programming

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 1:00 to 2:15pm

Marianne Johnson, Recreation Assistant, City of Shoreline
Regan Farmer, Outdoor Guide, City of Spokane
Melissa Mackelvie, Outreach Coordinator, Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance

Session Description:

So many great special event ideas and so little time! And little funding too! But don’t let these limitations discourage you. Your community is ripe with assets and people willing to help bring life to these programs. The speakers will share their experiences creating new special events with the help of key community partners. The highly successful Million Stair & Step Challenge (Shoreline) and the Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival (Spokane) will be featured as part of the discussion. Please join us for an engaging session on partnerships, new events and funding and marketing strategies – all tools you’ll need to bring life to new events in your community!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will generate at least three ideas for new events in their community.
  • Participants will identify potential resources and partners in their community to support development of new special events.
  • Participants will learn the strategies to develop joint marketing and funding plans with community partners.