Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Contact: Mike Journee
208-972-8527 |

Boise Residents Invited to Participate in Community Workshops on Growth

Boise residents are invited to participate in one of two moderated community workshops this month as part of the City of Boise’s community conversation on growth.

“Boiseans can be proud to live in one of America’s most successful cities. But with all the benefits that has brought to our community, we must ensure that success does not impact our livability,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “We want to know how the city’s changes are affecting our residents so that we can work together as a community to protect the things we all love about Boise – the Foothills, the Boise River, our ease of travel and our small-town atmosphere.”

The June workshops will help the city:

Facilitated by Dr. Jen Schneider, professor of public policy and administration in Boise State University’s School of Public Service, these workshops will be modeled on the World Cafe method for hosting large group dialogue. Participants will be randomly assigned to tables, hosted by facilitators who will guide conversations around themes related to growth. Tables will report out periodically to the larger group, and feedback generated by participants will be aggregated and shared with the city.

Those interested in participating have two sessions from which to choose. Here are the details:

     What:        Community Workshop No. 1
     When:       6 – 8 p.m., Wed., June 20
     Where:      Saint Alphonsus McCleary Auditorium (999 N. Curtis Road)

     What:        Community Workshop No. 2
     When:       6 – 8 p.m., Tue, June 26
     Where:      Boise State University Alumni and Friends Center (1173 W. University Drive)

Those interested in participating must register here. A limited number of seats are available for each evening (approximately 100 seats), so registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants are asked to sign up for one session only to allow for a maximum number of participants. If both sessions are full, a waiting list is available at the link above. Additional sessions may be created, if needed. 


NOTE TO EDITORS: Members of the media interested covering the workshops can RSVP with Mike Journee at or (208) 972-8527.


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