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Posted: September 17, 2014 Clear Vision: Continuing the Conversation Small group conversations about what is important to you


News release from L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
September 16, 2014
Clear Vision Eau Claire is sponsoring “Continuing the Conversation: Small Group Conversations about What Is Important to You” across Eau Claire County from September 2014 through March 2015. Your opinion is critical to help shape efforts to build a vibrant future for our communities. 
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, which has been part of the Clear Vision process from the beginning, will host the first of eleven “Continuing the Conversation” sessions on Tuesday, September 23 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room. The full schedule of the “Continuing the Conversation” meetings is available on the Clear Vision website. Choose a date and location that works for you. No registration is required.
These community conversations will use the Values House meeting approach to small group public conversations. These are structured conversations through which participants will identify civic values and discuss strategies for civic vitality. Results of these conversations will be summarized on the Clear Vision website and used by Clear Vision in planning a major 2015 community-wide visioning initiative.

Building on the realization that strong democracies begin with the conversations citizens have about the common good and the choices they make about the kind of community they want, Clear Vision Eau Claire Inc. was incorporated in 2010 as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation with a mission to engage all members of the greater Eau Claire community in active citizenship and collaborative conversations about the common good. Over the past four years, Clear Vision has convened and trained more than 250 community members to address a broad range of community concerns including:

• Jobs for the underemployed
• Quality of life community activities
• Environmental stewardship and sustainability
• Food security and community gardens
• Regional transit
• Jobs for underemployed
• Treatment instead of incarceration - Community Day
• Public parks funding
• Collaborative education
• Community performing arts facilities (Confluence Project)
• Fairfax Pool capital project funding
• County Exposition Center future
• Homeless shelter - Sojourner House
• Mental illness


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