“Sustainable Community and Regional Revitalization/ Development” is topic of March 8 Symposium at Evans School of Public Affairs
Public administrators from Japan and the U.S. will discuss economic, social, and environmental sustainability in communities and regions during a symposium, March 8, at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs.
The event, open to the public, is the fourth in a series of exchanges between the Hyogo Administrative Policy Studies Association (HAPSA) and the University of Hyogo in Japan and the Evergreen Chapter of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
Registration includes morning refreshments and a box lunch. The cost is $10 for students including National Service Members; $15 for ASPA members and $20 for non-members. Registration deadline is March 1. Online registration is available at www.evergreenaspaonline.org/?page_id=74 Checks, payable to ASPA, can be mailed to ASPA Treasurer, 2351 NW 89th Place, Seattle, WA 98117
The focus of three panels including academicians and practitioners from Japan and the U.S., will address: Local government response to economic crisis and revenue shortfall regarding issues affecting community and social services; sustainability efforts including sustainable agriculture with industrial and rural/urban linkages; and use of community volunteers in response to disaster crisis and community revitalization. Bill Stafford, president, Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, will serve as moderator.
In the fall of 2003, the Evergreen Chapter of ASPA entered into an international Memorandum of Understanding with HAPSA. This agreement was arranged to honor a forty year history of the State of Washington and the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, as sister-states.
ASPA, with headquarters in Washington, DC, is the largest organization of professionals in public administration. Founded in 1939, the organization seeks to advance excellence in public service through programs and services that foster core public service values including accountability and performance, professionalism, social equity and ethics at the local, national and international levels.
For additional information, contact Tammy Esteves, at tlesteves or 510.995.8509.