During the March 3, 2012 event, participants heard the stories of community leaders on four moderated panels, followed by break-out sessions to discuss ideas and solutions. The day wrapped up with a social time for networking and continuing the conversation.

Anne Stadler—facilitator
The Summit was facilitated by independent consultant Anne Stadler, who led group workshop activities at Washington State Arts Alliance’s annual Cultural Congress, held at Skamania Lodge. Anne supports self-organized collective leadership and her work has helped communities transform from surviving to thriving presence.

General Panel:

CITIES CONNECTING WITH ARTS
Panel (10:15 – 11 am)
Eloise Damrosch, Executive Director, Regional Arts & Culture Council—moderator
Liz Cerveny, Former Mayor, La Center, WA—panelist
Jack Hoffman, Mayor, Lake Oswego, OR—panelist
Denny Doyle, Mayor, Beaverton, OR—panelist

Concurrent Panels:

CONNECTIONS WITH EDUCATORS
Panel (11 – 11:45 am)
Janet L. Gallimore, Executive Director, Idaho State Historical Society—moderator
Rebecca Anstine, artist/retired art teacher—panelist
Harrison Higgs, Associate Chair, Department of Fine Arts, WSU Vancouver—panelist
John Deeder, Superintendent, Evergreen Public Schools—panelist

WIN-WIN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
Panel (11 – 11:45 am)
Kelly Sills, Economic Development Manager, Clark County, WA—moderator
Stacey Graham, Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, First Independent Bank—panelist
Jan Bader, Program and Policy Development Manager, City of Vancouver, WA—panelist
Susan Courtney, Courtney Consulting—panelist

CREATING ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
Panel (11 – 11:45 am)
Elson Strahan, CEO, Fort Vancouver National Trust—moderator
Jan Asai , Executive Director, Columbia Dance Studio—panelist
Jane Jacobsen, Executive Director, Confluence Project—panelist
Bryan Suereth, Executive Director, Disjecta—panelist

 

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