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.