Leadership & Civic Engagement

Overview

A more livable region happens when residents talk and walk together to solve problems. That’s why Valley Vision’s commitment to broad participation is at the heart of its fundamental values. Diversity of thought allows for a comprehensive understanding of views and opportunities, and is necessary to build the consensus needed to make change happen.

Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:

  • Identify and grow leadership networks
  • Promote community engagement
  • Report on factors that drive our quality of life
  • Improve cross-sector collaboration
  • Support regional stewardship
    • Our objective is to increase the level of civic engagement on important social issues affecting the region.

      • Increase civic dialogue and insight for decision-makers through opinion polling and other activities.
      • Increase authentic public engagement, showcase accomplishments and demonstrate regional advancement through unique regional Valley Vision events.
      • Work statewide to learn and demonstrate best practices in regional stewardship and increase leadership capacity of emerging leaders through California Stewardship Network.
    • Valley Vision is working to create an active space for public dialogue, as well as a venue for leaders to come together to address pressing problems. Both of these actions lend to a healthy region with mechanisms for addressing the problems that most impact residents’ quality of life and regional growth.

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Featured Projects

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones, created as part of the federal Tax Reform Act of 2017, are a new nationwide tool intended to motivate more capital to be invested in under-served communities across the nation. Opportunity Zones are …

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Old Sacramento Partnerships

The Old Sacramento Historic District is a national landmark that attracts international visitors and locals year-round. Whether it’s to visit the California Rail Road Museum, visit fine restaurants or sample from countless barrels of saltwater …

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Capital Region’s Prosperity Strategy/Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2020-2025

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a region’s economic roadmap that ensures a strong, inclusive, and equitable economy by bringing together public, private, and civic stakeholders to establish regional goals, objectives, and a plan …

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Blogs

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Valley Vision in the Time of COVID-19

Like so many in the Capital Region and around our nation and world, the Valley Vision team is making the necessary changes and working diligently to respond to the rapidly-shifting COVID-19 situation. Our fundamental purpose …

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Stepping In

At the beginning of this month, I moved into the role of Interim CEO for Valley Vision, as the inestimable Bill Mueller moved on. It’s an honor and a pleasure to serve in this capacity …

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Valley Vision Leaders Win Half of the Metro Chamber Annual Awards This Year

In a show of regional unity and strength, four of the eight major achievements handed out by the Sacramento Metro Chamber at its 125th Annual Dinner in January went to people who have been part …

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