The public is invited to a free lecture on the importance of community leadership, and the power of a community vision, in building and sustaining vibrant and livable communities, with Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman.
Drawing on her experience working to revitalize Fort St. John’s downtown core, and the development of the community’s Downtown Action Plan, Mayor Ackerman will describe effective ways to engage a variety of stakeholders, including community residents, business owners, local government employees, and elected officials.
Her talk will address ways to draw on community strengths and maintain interest and participation in the process of revitalization over time. Mayor Ackerman will also discuss the different components of an effective revitalization plan, and how to manage challenges and opportunities encountered.
The lecture, organized by the Community Development Institute (CDI), will take place at the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library on Wednesday, April 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.