Tag archive for collaborative decision-making

Cookie Ruiz To Be Presented Polly Scallorn Community Trustee Award

Cookie Ruiz To Be Presented Polly Scallorn Community Trustee Award

By: Elizabeth McGuire Cookie Ruiz grew up a child of the world. The daughter of a U-2 pilot who flew high-altitude reconnaissance, she lived in remote locations all over the globe. That childhood gave Ruiz a sense of worldliness and connection that she still carries…

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Engage for April: CodeNEXT

Engage for April: CodeNEXT

What do you love most about living in Austin? What community values drive how we grow? If these questions are important to you, you need to engage in the land development code rewrite called CodeNEXT, and we want to help you understand what that means….

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Day of Dialogue – February 20

Day of Dialogue – February 20

This Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, Conversation Corps is hosting it’s first ever “Day of Dialogue.” Conversation Corps is a partnership between the City, AISD, Capital Metro, and Leadership Austin, which is administering the program and training volunteers to become facilitators.  Goals of the program…

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Info & Tickets for Jan Engage: State and Local Control Issues

Info & Tickets for Jan Engage: State and Local Control Issues

Who should make decisions for us? A look at state and local control issues On a daily basis, how impacted do you feel by the policies that local, state and federal officials set? Would the answer be different if you asked your neighbor, your coworkers,…

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Laying a Sound Leadership Foundation for the Future

Laying a Sound Leadership Foundation for the Future

  Guest post from Essential Class of 2017 participant Patricia Hayes, reflecting on the October class day on Demographics and Growth. Patricia is the Chief Strategist and Consultant at PVH Consulting Group LLC.   When in information overwhelm, retreat. Or summarize in pithy statements. We were certainly in…

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Meet Ali Khataw, Board Chair

Meet Ali Khataw, Board Chair

By: Elizabeth McGuire It’s true Ali Khataw’s personal story is about an immigrant finding the American dream in Austin, but it’s also about a devoted man finding every opportunity to give back to his adopted hometown. Mr. Khataw is President/CEO of Encotech Engineering and this…

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Info & Tickets for June 22 Engage: Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt

Info & Tickets for June 22 Engage: Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt

Back by popular demand, our 2015-16 Engage Breakfast season closes with Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt. Last year, these two top community leaders shared their insight on city and county issues after only a few months in office. This year, they’ll share their wins, losses…

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Info & Tickets for June 8 Engage: The Power of the Citizen Voice

Info & Tickets for June 8 Engage: The Power of the Citizen Voice

People continue to grapple with the best ways to have their voices heard by decision makers.  We see different conversations convening during this heated presidential cycle, petitions used to call out community issues and a batch of new approaches to get attention. At our next breakfast,…

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