Five Takeaways from the PEP Talk

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Hear from Dr. Julia Carboni of Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

On Saturday, April 29, Civic Life wrapped up PEP Talk, a three-day event that featured local, national and international speakers who provided many great insights into the possibilities for the future of Portland's engagement framework. Thank you to everyone that was able to join us and share your ideas!

On the last day of the event, guest expert Dr. Julia Carboni, left us with some important practices to keep in mind. Check out this video to hear what she said:

Final Reflections from Dr. Julia Carboni, PEP Talk - April 29

The PEP Talk is an important part of the larger Portland Engagement Project. In the coming year, Civic Life and our partners will finalize the components of PEP, including the neighborhood profiles, an interactive mapping tool, and public reports on ideas collected during the PEP listening sessions and PEP Talk. and test the impact of different recommendations.

And when Portland’s new form of government is realized in 2025, Civic Life will bring these recommendations to City Council for approval to create an engagement system serving all Portlanders! Stay tuned for more updates as those reports become available.