How To Grow a Park – Dawn Hemminger

by Randy Stewart on January 4, 2013

in Speakers,Videos

Dawn Hemminger‘s story began with a great idea to create a beautiful, safe and sustainable green space in her East Ballard neighborhood. This idea is no different than any one you may have that could enrich your life and the lives of those in your community. This talk proposes that the difference between just having an idea and turning it into reality depends on your success in following 6 key steps:

  1. Share your idea
  2. Host events
  3. Team up
  4. Embrace change
  5. Be tenacious
  6. Celebrate

Dawn’s community has grown the 14th Ave NW Park from a scribble on a napkin to a $2.9 Million funded reality with plans to break ground this year. If her experience can help you avoid any pitfalls or speed your progress, then this talk will have done its job.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Dawn Hemminger January 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for posting! By the way, step 5 is “Be tenacious”, although “Go for the money” is still pretty darn important!

Randy Stewart January 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

modified the post, sorry about that.

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