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 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

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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The Three Truths of Change

I’m not really sure how fifteen years went by so quickly. That’s a lot of years spent listening to people in our communities, learning and becoming more familiar with how we humans and our institutions …

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What Are You Grateful for In 2019?

As each year comes to a close, Valley Vision staff reflect on what we have been grateful for over the past year. It’s an annual tradition, and we are excited to share our reflections with …

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My Growth at Valley Vision

I first applied to be a Valley Vision intern through La Familia’s Thousand Strong program. Initially I was unsure because I did not fully understand what Valley Vision did and almost mistook it for an …

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