Peter Kageyama.
Peter Kageyama. Contributed

‘Live Love Coffs’ on the agenda at workshops

INTERNATIONALLY renowned community development expert Peter Kageyama will be the star speaker at a series of events this month to help the city build on the 'Live Love Coffs' economic growth strategy.

"'Live Love Coffs' is all about encouraging collaboration between organisations and helping people unleash the ideas, passions and expertise of those in the community who not only want to see something happen, but are prepared to make it happen," Manager of Enterprise Coffs, Jenny Oloman, said.

"Peter is a huge advocate for communities doing it for themselves and we're very pleased that he has agreed to come to Coffs to share his experience and ideas and help our community build its own future."

Mr Kageyama has travelled the world learning and speaking about issues of local community development, attracting and keeping talent and the encouragement and development of creative industries. He lists career highlights to date as Australia, England, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Trinidad and a very special trip to Rwanda to speak at a UN conference on creative industries. He recently published his first book 'For the Love of Cities'.

Peter will be speaking at two events:

  • COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Coffs Harbour Showground on Saturday, July 19 - 10am to 3pm. An opportunity for locals to explore how we can achieve 'Growth through Localisation and Love of our City'.  This FREE half-day community workshop is highly interactive and fun, with a focus on discussing what we love about our City.  At the end of the workshop there will be a brainstorming session focused on creating a project that will make our City a better, more lovable place. Workshop participants will vote on the developed concepts to secure $500 to fund a winning project.
  • LUNCH WITH PETER KAGEYAMA: C.ex Coffs on Tuesday, July 22 - Noon to 2pm. Join Coffs Harbour City Council and ETC for a lunch where love is on the menu. Peter Kageyama will explain what happens to our community and our economy when we 'Love our City'. Cost is $55 per head.

To book your place at either event , call 6648 4089 or send an email.

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