Creating an Oregon Story

Please join us on Tuesday July 24 in Portland or on Monday July 30 in Salem for a “Communications Boot Camp”, an intense, day-long event bringing together a diverse set of voices to help create a common story about the state of Oregon and its future. Together, we will develop a common narrative about our state and about our path forward towards a more vibrant, prosperous, and inclusive future. We will gain skills to help us incorporate this narrative and identify strategic communication strategies that can help us reframe the public debate on the issues that matter to us.

Janet Byrd and Alison McIntosh of Neighborhood Partnerships will facilitate the day. Together, we will learn strategies to help give our partners and the public a better understanding of how our state budget works and the fiscal challenges we face, who benefits from existing systems and structures, and what policies and changes could better serve the needs and interests of all Oregonians and especially those struggling to achieve financial security.

At the Boot Camp, we will work to develop elements of a common Oregon narrative. The narrative will be designed to:

  • Engage all people in the state in a discussion about the future of their state and their communities.
  • Explain how we can create an economy that works for all.
  • Connect housing opportunity and asset building work to a larger story about the stability and prosperity of our communities.

We hope you will join us. For event details and to register, contact Haley Cloyd at Neighborhood Partnerships.