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

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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REGIONAL ATTITUDES: OPINION SURVEYS

Valley Vision and Sacramento State’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) launched a new scientific public polling series in 2017 to collect opinions of region residents across six counties. Surveys are fielded on a variety of …

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Blogs

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Third Annual Innovation Awards Opens for Nominations!

Do you have, or know someone who has, an innovation that has been recently developed in our region and is already at or very near commercialization? If so, you need to submit a nomination to …

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Valley Vision Is Moving!

For nearly 11 years, Valley Vision has operated from a converted architectural office on 24th and Broadway near downtown Sacramento. During those years we have brought together communities, generated new nonprofits, hosted a slew of political …

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Avenues for Equality: Lessons Learned from the TrailNation Summit

Four flight delay notifications, two layovers, and a red-eye flight later, I found myself walking along Lake Michigan on a sunny Tuesday morning. I was already far too late to make it to the first …

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