In a follow-up to a session for Florida community leaders last summer at the White House, Relevanza co-founder Steve Hart will be participating March 30 in a White House Community Partnership Summit in Orlando.
The Orlando Summit will feature a keynote address by Hilda Solis, Secretary of the Department of Labor, as well as remarks by Dr. John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
“This is another great opportunity to raise the voice of Southwest Florida to the White House and the Obama Administration,” Hart said. “What’s really interesting, if not unique, about this approach to governance is the conversations aren’t about what matters in Washington; they’re about what matters in our communities.”
Summit participants will engage in an open space dialogue, which will allow everyone to work together with other community leaders to define the agenda and shape the format. Participants choose the scope and topics of conversations based on the issues that most directly impact their neighborhoods, explained the White House.
In partnership with the General Services Administration and other Federal agencies, The White House Community Partnership Summits are regional conferences being held across the country this winter and spring. They are designed to connect Obama administration officials from a wide array of policy areas with community, non-profit, advocacy and business leaders and local officials to discuss issues critical to your community, region, and the nation.
Read about summits in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Columbus, and see what attendees had to say on Twitter with the hashtag #WHSummit.
Hart said he will be tweeting from @Relevanza throughout the day, from the event, and amplifying those posts on the Relevanza.com website and throughout the social media space on platforms such as Facebook, GooglePlus, LinkedIN, the Relevanza Tumblr blog: Social Media Technology, and others.
“Using the social media space, I can even take all of Southwest Florida with me to the White House summit,” Hart said. “Feel free to post questions you’d like asked or topics you’d like to see discussed to any of the platforms, post a question in the comment box below or post a question or concern here at our website (http://bit.ly/WHSummit) and I’ll do my best to get them in front of the administration officials.”