River Cities Workshop
All change starts with a vision. Learn how one City transformed its thinking about the river that runs through it and how those same tools might be used in other River Cities. We will look at ways to build community respect for resources they didn’t know they had and how to harness that newly found support into meaningful benefits for the river corridor and the community.
Meg Williamson serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Paso Robles, with her background and roots being in Community Development. Over the past 25 years, her City responsibilities have included the areas of both long range and current planning programs, Economic Development liaison within the community, administrative oversight of programs within the office of the City Manager, and special project implementation. Ms. Williamson has been the Project Manager in the development of the Salinas River Corridor Vision (Follow the River Follow the Dream) and the Project Director for the City’s multi-million dollar River Parkway Grant that was successful in purchasing and protecting 1.5 miles of river corridor and its associated habitat. In addition to her work in the public sector, for two years Ms. Williamson worked for RRM Design Group providing public policy assistance to its clients. Ms. Williamson holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
People interested in this workshop may also want to look at:
Workshop 1: Dreaming the Salinas
The Natural History &
state of the Salinas River
Workshop 2: Dreaming the Salinas
Casestudy: San Joaquin