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

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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PARTNERSHIP FOR PROSPERITY

What is the goal? Creating a single, guiding plan for strengthening the Sacramento region’s economy that supports new partnerships between regional organizations and creates opportunities for growth for all kinds of businesses.   Why is …

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Blogs

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707 Is Rising

Region Rising.  That’s what Valley Vision branded our first-ever regional town hall back in 2015, produced with our government partner SACOG. But it wasn’t this innovative conference that drew 1,000 participants that kept coming to …

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Welcome to Valley Vision 3.0

By all outward signs, Valley Vision was doing well. Less than four years ago we broke the $2 million mark in revenues for the first time in our history, had more clients than ever, and …

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Women Who Mean Business Honoree Profile: Trish Kelly

Originally Published in Sacramento Business Journal: June 23, 2017 Valley Vision’s mission is to make the Sacramento region a great place to live and work. Trish Kelly’s job is to get people on board with the nonprofit’s vision. …

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