"Jim Diers believes that neighbours can generate tremendous power when they come together as a community.

Find out how we can: influence the actions of government, developers, and other external forces and mobilize our own assets—our passion, knowledge, skills, and relationships—in support of revitalized neighbourhoods, caring communities, and a better world.

Jim Diers has a passion for building neighbour power. He served as the Director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods for 14 years creating a national model for planning and development powered by neighbours."

This event took place on Tuesday September 17 2013 at Monarch Park Collegiate, it was sponsored by DECA and Woodgreen.


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Jim Diers with Councillor Mary FragedakisCouncillor Fragedakis (middle), Diane Dyson (right)Councillors Janet Davis and Mary-Margaret McMahon


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