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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California Stewardship Network

In 2008, the Morgan Family Foundation launched the California Stewardship Network (CSN) as a civic venture, investing in California’s predominant economic regions. CSN began as a civic concept, morphed into an expansive project, and has emerged as an …

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Blogs

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Introducing Monthly Reports from Our Research Unit

Valley Vision has always been known as a research provider as well as a catalyst for and driver of action for the region. In the last couple years, we have been adding capacity to our …

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Crossing Continents to Address Food Insecurity

It’s not every day that you get to discuss food security with a delegation of experts from across the world, but on Monday, March 25th, we did. Valley Vision staff members Adrian Rehn, Emma Koefoed …

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Leadership Is A Team Sport: My Time with CSN

“Leadership is a team sport.” This expression resonated as I sped down the hill toward Fresno. I turned the wheel of my trusty 2006 Honda Odyssey to match the curvature of the country road before …

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