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2007 NAPC Annual
May 3-5, 2007 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Making A Difference and Making It Stick:
The Challenge of Building Community Infrastructure
for Sustaining Positive Change"
Minneapolis City Center
Local Host: NorthWay Community Trust
conference was outstanding!
appreciates all the speakers, planners, and participants
for helping make it such a success.
Downloadable presentations appear like
year the conference photos are on the Kodak Gallery
website, in two albums: "2007 NAPC Conference in
Minneapolis" and "2007 NAPC Board & Member
Recognition." (1) Go to
(2) Login using the
NAPC account: email address, firstname.lastname@example.org;
password, community. (3) Click on an album. (4)
Choose "Slideshow" to view all the photos in that
album; use the right arrow to go through them
quickly. (5) Return to the screen showing small
pictures of the full album; click on a photo to save
it or order prints, if you'd like.
local communities can point to many successful community level
initiatives that have produced improved living conditions for
their members, just as many communities can point to successes
that have eroded or even been lost over time. One of the
challenges for community planning is to create the community
capacity for producing positive community change that can grow
into desired and enduring community characteristics. This
conference will provide community planning practitioners from
across North America an opportunity to actively investigate the
conceptual and practical knowledge-base associated with creating
measurable community change and sustaining change long-term for
will have opportunities to:
what works, from leading practitioners
…develop valuable new relationships and exchange ideas,
experiences, resources, and tools
…learn more about NAPC…enjoy social and networking
activities...get acquainted and have fun
…explore the wonderful city of Minneapolis
As a means
of exchanging information about members’ and related groups’
successful initiatives and latest publications, the Resource
Fair has long been a conference highlight. Conference
participants may bring materials for the resource tables, which
everyone may visit throughout the conference.
registration form I
Downloadable conference brochure
Schedule, topics, speakers I
Location & hotel reservations I
I Sponsor & local host
I Planning committee
2007 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, TOPICS, & SPEAKERS
conference events except the bus tour and
celebration/farewell dinner will be at the hotel.
Noon-3:00 p.m. – NAPC Board of Directors Meeting
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Conference Registration
4:00-5:00 p.m. – Pre-Conference Welcome Session for New
Members and First-Time Attendees
5:00-7:00 p.m. – Conference Opens with a Reception
from conference co-chairs Gregory L. Brown (Cleveland) and
Patrick Linnane (Milwaukee), and local dignitaries
on your own
Opportunities will be organized to go to dinner with other
attendees at your choice of local restaurants
7:15-9:00 a.m. – Conference Registration; Resource Fair
breakfast, place materials on the resource tables, join or
lead a Roundtable discussion
8:00-9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Breakfast
small group sessions (6 groups) – additional topics TBA
Small-group topics already confirmed:
Building a Health Care Safety Net –
led by Candace King, Executive Director, DuPage
on Human Service Reform (Villa Park,
NorthWay Community Trust model for building communities
– led by NorthWay staff
Replacing a Community
This roundtable will focus on the approach taken, the
core competencies identified, and the process used to
successfully replace a beloved founding leader. The
process will be discussed from both the standpoint of
the staff who managed it and the candidate who went
through it. Led by Sam Woollard, Associate Director, and
Vanessa Sarria, new Exec. Director, Community Action
Network (CAN) (Austin, Texas)
9:15-9:45 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
from NAPC President Pam Kestner-Chappelear
Participant self-introductions / networking
9:45-11:45 a.m. – Morning Session / Keynote
Implications for localities resulting from federal policy
and funding changes that create impending threats to
speaker: Jerry Friedman, Exec. Director, American Public
Human Services Association
– Washington, D.C.
Executive director of APHSA since
2001, Friedman has had a 36-year career in public human
services at both the state and local levels. Previously he
was the executive deputy commissioner of the Texas
Department of Human Services; assistant secretary of the
Economic Services Administration at the Washington state
Department of Social and Health Services; deputy secretary,
Office of Income Maintenance, Pennsylvania Department of
Public Welfare; director, Bureau of State Children and Youth
Programs, Office of Children, Youth and Families,
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in Harrisburg; and
director of Human Services for Dauphin County and
Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Friedman began his public
service career as a probation and parole officer in 1970.
He serves on the board of the Chapin Hall Center for
Children at the University of Chicago and the Faith and
Services Technical Education Network and Rural Assistance
American Public Human Services Association website
12:00-1:30 p.m. – Buffet Lunch –
"Making a Difference, and Knowing It ... Social Indicators"
-- Ben Warner,
Deputy Director, JCCI; NAPC President, 2007-08
1:45-4:00 p.m. – Afternoon Session
How localities can build sustaining infrastructure
(collaborations, partnerships, coalitions) to create
positive community change
Speaker: Dick Endress, Ph.D.
– President, Access DuPage; Adjunct Professor, Public
Health, Northern Illinois University; Woodrow Wilson Fellow;
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Purdue University. Prior
experience in health, mental health, parent support, AMA
PowerPoint: Collaboration (an earlier and more
p.m. – Dinner on your own
Opportunities will be organized to go to dinner with other
attendees at your choice of local restaurants
a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Breakfast Roundtables;
Concurrent topical small group sessions – topics TBA
NEW: A best practice model for building a
network of homelessness prevention/emergency services
providers. Anita Perkins coordinates this network
that serves 41 cities in
Hennepin County is
HUD website as a national best practices example of
effective strategies for homelessness prevention
programs; Anita is helping share this model with leaders in
other communities across the U.S. and Canada. She
built a new network of emergency services providers from
two well-established collaborations of providers. She
shares insights on the challenges encountered working
with two collaborations that had operated separately for
about 15 years before changing circumstances mandated
that they join together -- and what they did to make
this successful. The ten participating emergency food
and shelter programs share information, and collaborate
to determine best allocation of funds to their
For NAPC members:
for our own organizations’ sustainability. How do members
see the future of the work we do? Looking forward, what challenges and
opportunities exist? (Led by Phil Dessauer, NAPC Board
member; Exec. Director, Community Service Council of Greater
9:15-9:35 a.m. – NAPC 2007 Annual Meeting
The NAPC Annual Meeting will feature a report of 2006
highlights, thank-you’s to Board and members, and elections
of 2007-08 leadership
9:45-12:45 a.m. –
Bus Tour and Commentary
A look at the surprising diversity of Minneapolis and
St. Paul neighborhoods and initiatives, narrated from a
community social planning perspective
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Buffet Lunch – Table Discussions; Resource
Reflecting together on the bus tour and other conference
2:15-4:30 p.m. – Afternoon Session
Panel discussion of the Summit 2010: A Quality of Life
Project: Creating and Implementing a Comprehensive
Community Initiative. The panel will discuss the creation
and implementation of the Summit 2010 project, a county-wide
initiative to create human service infrastructure and
measure positive changes against a set of community
indicators by the year 2010.
Elaine Sutton, Ph.D., Fellow and Director of Youth
Development, The Center for Community Solutions (Cleveland,
- Donna Skoda, Director, Community Health Programs, Summit
County General Health District
- Richard Marountas, Fellow and Director Special Projects,
The Center for Community Solutions
- Gregory Brown, Executive Director and President, The
Center for Community Solutions
all remaining Resource Fair materials by 5 p.m.
p.m. – End-of-Conference Celebration / Farewell Dinner
enjoy authentic cuisines from around the world at
Minneapolis' interesting new
Midtown Global Market
8:30-10:00 a.m. – Post Conference Meeting: NAPC Board of
Conference attendees may wish to spend Sunday exploring
After the conference,
– to view and download some of the conference materials
and speaker presentations, and enjoy scenes from the
conference on our online photo album!
Minneapolis City Center Hotel
conference will take place at the Marriott Minneapolis City
Center, 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
special nightly room rate for NAPC Conference attendees is $144
April 11 is
the cut-off date; after that, additional reservations may be
accepted on a space-available basis and probably not at the
reservations should be made by calling the Marriott,
1-800-228-9290 or 612-349-4000. Ask for the NAPC group rate.
Make your hotel reservations online
from the hotel website: “Climbing into the city skyline,
this beautiful Minneapolis hotel takes sophistication and
service to breathtaking new heights, offering spectacular city
views and business friendly amenities. Located in the heart of
downtown, the hotel is connected to the vibrant shopping,
entertainment, and business districts through the world famous
skyway system…and offers easy access to the Twin Cities top
attractions, including the Metrodome, Target Center, Minneapolis
Convention Center, Block E, and the historic Theatre District.
Experience classic Midwest cuisine infused with local flavors
at Northern Shores Grille.” Other hotel information:
Nonsmoking. Concierge desk. Wireless high-speed Internet
access. On-site parking, $18 per day. On-site fitness center
open 24/7. Morning paper and coffee in room. 31 floors,
494 hotel rooms, 89 suites, plus two
Minneapolis official website:
visitor information—more area attractions:
Convention & Visitors Association website:
some community festivals you may enjoy during your visit!
An annual community May Day celebration
will take place on May 6.
Festival of Nations,
May 3-6 in downtown St. Paul, "celebrates
the contributions and
culture of more than 100 ethnic groups. Since 1932, the
International Institute of Minnesota has sponsored the
event that is attended by more than 90,000 people
annually. It is one of the largest and longest-running
ethnic events in the country and was rated one of the
Top 100 Events in
North America by the
American Business Association. You can sample food from
more than 60 booths, buy folk art and crafts, watch 85
different dance groups and shop at the international
Also...it's Cinco de
Mayo! "Celebrating 25 years on St. Paul's West
Side, the 2007 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - Minnesota's
Spiciest Celebration - will take place on Friday,
May 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 5
from 9:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
What is the nearest airport?
- Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Q: What are best ways to
get from the airport to the hotel?
A: The hotel suggests:
Cab...fares range from $30 -
Light rail...$2...buy a ticket
at baggage claim; the Niccolet Mall stop is 2 1/2 blocks
from the hotel
What is the weather like in Minneapolis?
Weather Service forecast for Minneapolis:
Q: What is the attire for
A: Business casual.
Q: What if I'll need
special meals or other assistance?
A. Please indicate this in
detail on the registration form, so we can plan accordingly
for your convenience.
Q: How can I inform other
conference attendees about my work?
A: Everyone who registers for the conference may bring
their materials for the Resource Fair.
(No displays; tables will be provided for
materials...people will browse throughout the conference.)
There also will be many networking opportunities during
Afterward, you'll receive a list of attendees and their
contact information for ongoing dialogue.
Q: How can I learn more
A. Visit our website
often...and sign up for our e-newsletter:
Q. What if I have questions?
A. Please email:
Registering for the Conference
Conference registration fee includes
conference sessions and materials; the opening reception (cash
bar); continental breakfast and buffet lunch on Friday and
Saturday; bus tour of Minneapolis/St. Paul with community
planning commentary on Saturday morning; and the opportunity to
disseminate your materials at the Resource Fair. There is an
additional charge of $25 for the celebration/farewell dinner on
Saturday night; please make reservations and pay for this as you
register for the conference.
conference "early bird" registration fee by April 3 is $325 for
non-members, $298 for members, and $248 for each additional
person from the same member organization. After April 3,
additional registrations may be accepted on a space-available
basis at $325 per person.
Please make checks payable to NAPC.
If you pay
by credit card
(Visa and MasterCard are accepted), your statement will say this
charge was to the Community Council of Greater Dallas, which
generously provides credit card processing services and other
business/accounting support for the National Association of
Planning Councils. Make a note of this, please, to avoid
confusion when the statement arrives.
Conference attendees may wish to invite spouses or other
guests. Guest tickets are available for conference meal
functions and the bus tour at $25 per person per event. Please
purchase these in advance when registering for the conference.
Please complete a separate form for each person attending.
Forms are available online:
Mail registration form with payment to:
National Association of Planning Councils
11118 Ferndale Road
Dallas, TX 75238
registrations are preferred. Registrations cannot be
accepted by fax or email, to assure the safety of credit
necessary, you could email the registration form information
and then follow up with a phone call to NAPC staff
(214-342-2638) to add your credit card information.
Please make your hotel reservations directly with the
1-800-228-9290 or 612-349-4000
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2007 NAPC CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
Please complete a separate form for each person attending the
_______________________________State or Province
__________________Zip or Postal Code
special needs, food or other? (Please describe specifically)
Planning to attend:
___Thurs. reception ___Fri. conference sessions ___Sat. NAPC annual meeting
___Sat. Bus Tour ___ Sat. lunch and afternoon
conference sessions ___Saturday evening celebration/farewell
PAYMENT ENCLOSED FOR:
Early bird conference registration fee, by April
____ $325 – non-members
____ $298 – first person attending from a member organization
____ $248 – each additional person from the same organization
(name of first registrant?_____________________________)
Conference Celebration/Farewell Dinner Saturday
night (not covered in the conference fee):
Later registrations, accepted after April 3 on a
____ $325 per person
Companion tickets to conference events for spouses/guest(s)
of conference attendees:
(no extra charge for the opening
___ $25 for each lunch at the conference … ___Friday
___ $25 for the bus tour
___ $25 for the celebration dinner Saturday night
Name(s) of your guest(s):______________________________________
Contribution to NAPC
____ TOTAL enclosed
Type of card: ___Visa ___MasterCard
Expiration date: ________________ Name on card:
Billing address, if different from address
Please make checks payable to: NAPC.
Not a member? Join NAPC, and come to the conference at the
discounted Member rate.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference.
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National Association of Planning Councils (NAPC)
NAPC is a private non-profit organization which promotes quality
community planning and supports its members as they provide
leadership for community-based human services and health
planning and action. Planning councils bring people together to
identify needs and work toward solutions, mobilizing community
involvement, developing and coordinating services, advocating
for informed decisions by funders and policy makers, and linking
people with community resources.
11118 Ferndale Road, Dallas, Texas 75238; 214-342-2638;
toll-free 1-888-298-7459; email -
organizations and individuals are invited to join NAPC.
Support our work, and save on conference registration!
about the benefits.
NorthWay Community Trust
greatly appreciates the support of Allan Malkis and the NorthWay
Community Trust, local host for NAPC’s 2007 conference.
Northway is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to
expand economic opportunity, strengthen the social fabric and
improve life circumstances for North Minneapolis residents.
Gregory L. Brown...NAPC Board Member; Executive Director, The
Center for Community Solutions (Cleveland, Ohio)
Patrick Linnane...NAPC Board Member; Executive Director,
Planning Council for Health and Human Services
Conference Committee Members:
Elaine Andersen...NAPC Board Member; Executive Director,
Human Services Council (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Michael Banish…NAPC Strategic Planning Chair; Director of
Community Data Services, Community Research Partners (Columbus, Ohio)
Martha Blaine…NAPC Board Member; Executive Director,
Community Council of Greater Dallas (Dallas, Texas)
Pam Kestner-Chappelear...NAPC President; Executive Director,
Council of Community Services (Roanoke, Virginia)
Allan Malkis…NorthWay Community Trust (Minneapolis,
H. Browning Spence…NAPC Secretary; Director of Community
Planning and Research, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (Pinellas Park, Florida)
Ben Warner…NAPC Vice President; Deputy Director, Jacksonville
Community Council, Inc. (JCCI) (Jacksonville, Florida)
Sharon Clark...Administrator, National Association of Planning
Councils (Dallas, Texas)
We're looking forward to seeing you in Minneapolis in May!
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