The City of San Bernardino is presenting the first ever Community Summit on Saturday, October 26, 2002, hosted by Mayor Judith Valles and Police Chief Garrett W. Zimmon.
This will be an intense, high-energy day of interactive workshops and presentations. The goal of the Summit is to unite community members who are focused and engaged as advocates, planners, and participants in a vibrant community.
Churches and Faith Based Organizations: The Ties That Bind will be presented by: Pastor Joshua Beckley, Ecclesia Christian Fellowship; Chaplain Greg Smith; Lieutenant Mark Garcia; San Bernardino Police Department Detective Tony Gorrell; and the San Bernardino Police Department.
This workshop is designed to address: common goals and mutual interest; outreach initiatives and efforts; the benefits of collaboration and partnership; overcoming the separation of church and state myth; the roll of the clergy in crisis situations; and the role of the clergy in the community.
California Attorney General Bill Lockyer will provide the opening remarks. The keynote speaker will be San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Herb Fisher. The individual workshops and presentations will be facilitated by government and law enforcement professionals, educators, faith based organizations and civic minded business people and citizens.
The end result of this initial Summit is to begin to build a network of civic-minded citizens working together to bring information and services to our community. By synergizing our efforts we make the greatest possible impact for our community. The difference we can make together is greater than the sum of our individual contributions.
The additional workshops will cover the following topics: Investing in Our Future Child and Youth Issues, I.D. Theft, Non-traditional Educational Services, Graffiti and Gangs, Tourism Oriented Policing, Traffic Enforcement, Cross-Cultural Communications, The Media as an Ally, Homeland Security, The Alliance of Residents and Businesses, and the Parole and Probation Population.
For further information on the Summit, check our website at sbcommunitysummit.org. or call Cheri Williams at (909) 384-5713.
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