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Guest: Pete Peterson - Executive Director / Writer / Activist and Motivational Speaker
Pete was the first executive director of the bi-partisan organization, Common Sense California, which in 2010 joined with the Davenport Institute at the School of Public Policy to become the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, where he is Executive Director. Peterson also co-created and currently co-facilitates the training seminar, "Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill in Difficult Times," which has helped over 500 public sector officials lead better, more participatory public processes.
Pete has worked around the state consulting with governments from Bell to Vallejo to improve how they engage their residents in policy-making on issues ranging from the budget to water policy. Pete has also consulted with municipal government in the use of online public engagement and data visualization platforms. Pete also teaches a masters’ class at Pepperdine University entitled “Leadership through Public Engagement.”
Peterson is a nationally recognized speaker and writer on issues related to civic participation and citizenship, having written for numerous blogs and news outlets including City Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register, and The American.com (American Enterprise Institute). He authored a chapter about the relationship between civic engagement and community building in the recently released book, Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America (New Atlantis Books, 2014).
Peterson earned his BA in history from George Washington University, and a Masters in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He currently serves on the advisory committees to the Institute for Local Government’s Public Engagement Program (League of California Cities, and the University Network for Collaborative Governance.
Prior to his work in public engagement, Peterson worked in the marketing/graphic communications industry for a dozen years, consulting with clients ranging from American Express to Kenneth Cole. Pete lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Gina, and daughter, Elsa.
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Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM PST
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