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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Be heard on neighborhood issues

Presenting your views to boards and commissions is the topic for Bellevue's fifth Great Community Workshop, Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 to 9 p.m. at City Hall, Room 1E-108. Refreshments and an opportunity to "meet and mingle" begin at 7 p.m., with the workshop beginning promptly at 7:15 p.m.

When you are passionate about an issue and need to present your views to city officials, how do you do it so your voice is heard? Regina Lyons, principal partner at Counterpoint Resolutions in Seattle, will facilitate an interactive skills exercise on listening, persuasion and presentation skills. These skills will help you organize your approach, work toward consensus and communicate effectively. 

Board and Commission Chairs Vicki Orrico (Planning), Lise Northey (Transportation) and Merle Keeney (Parks) will discuss the importance of citizen input and strategies they prefer when presenting to their respective boards and commissions. Learn to make your case and to avoid pitfalls. A question and answer session will follow. 

An RSVP is preferred, but last-minute attendees are welcome. To RSVP or for more information, contact Julie Ellenhorn at 452-5372 or see Great Community Workshops.

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Neighborhood Outreach
450 110th Ave NE
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Julie Ellenhorn
Phone: 425-452-5372
E-mail: jellenhorn@bellevuewa.gov

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