Citizens Planning Academy – March 2020

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Citizens Planning Academy March 4

Rebuilding Community

Wednesday, March 4th at 6 PM. Free and open to the public.

March 4th is the second Citizens Planning Academy of our 2020 series. As we continue with our 2020 theme Idaho’s Changing Landscapes this month will focus on the changing landscape of community.

About the Presenters:

Melinda McGoldrick has been with the City of Boise since 2015 and is the program manager for Energize Our Neighborhoods. With a background in community-based education and program development in the non-profit and public sectors, she leads the Energize team’s day to day activities, communications, events, cross-departmental collaboration opportunities, and long-term program development strategies. She also facilitates the work of the Energize Strategic Leadership team to support and finance neighborhood livability projects and administers the City of Boise’s Neighborhood Investment Program.

Melinda believes that developing relationships and leveraging community based assets are essential to the successful collaborations that bring about positive change. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Redlands.

Melinda McGoldrick, Women and Leadership, mobile studio, photo by Patrick Sweeney

Brittney Scigliano is the New Business Development Director for a luxury skincare company, community organizer, and neighborhood leader. She is the recent East End Neighborhood Association President and current board member. Brittney serves on the Preservation Idaho Advocacy committee and is the co-leader of Girl Scouts Troop 229.

In her role with the East End Neighborhood Association, Brittney worked with neighbors, Neighborhood Associations, the City of Boise, Ada County Highway District, and developers to establish successful neighborhood plans, preserve historic districts, and fight for connectivity and safety during construction. She has built relationships with local leaders and developers to ensure neighbors have a seat at the table and are a part of the decision making processes. Brittney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a Minor is Business from Boise State University.

Brittney Scigliano

Kenyan-born American Salome resettled in Boise, Idaho in 2004 as a refugee, where she lives with her teenage daughter, Deborah. In the years they have called the Treasure Valley home, she has learned to embrace some hidden skills she had not previously acknowledged having. Through these and other life changing events, Salome emerged as a “cultural broker,” helping others—whether US-born or not—tease out some of the “hows” and “whys” of living life with multicultural relevance.

Salome is currently the Social Integration Coordinator at the Idaho Office for Refugees, where she coordinates the refugee speakers’ bureau and the community social integration activities, collaborating with the city of Boise, and other community partners.

Salome Mwangi

Attend Online:

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Attend In Person:

U of I Legacy Pointe Conference Room, Idaho Water Center, 322 E. Front Street, BoiseFree off-street parking is available in the Idaho Water Center and Ada County Courthouse garages. More information and links maps can be found here.

RSVP Learn more about the series here or view past session videos on our YouTube channel.

About the Program:

The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho’s College of Law in Boise and Bioregional Planning Program. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics. Learn more about the Citizens Planning Academy here.