Creating a New Oregon Story

Please join us 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. Please join us for one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 24 in Portland
  • Monday, July 30 in Salem
  • Monday, August 20 in Eugene

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 people across Oregon in a discussion about the future of our state and our 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.

These sessions are similar content to the Boot Camp we held in June. The sessions will begin at 10:00 am, and end at 4:00 pm. We will provide lunch and refreshments, and ask that you bring your creative energy and vision for a better Oregon. If you’re interested, please RSVP to Haley Cloyd either by email or phone at 503.226.3001 x100. We will register folks on a first-come, first served basis and may add an additional session in late summer if needed. Questions? Please contact Haley.