To recap what’s been done, think back to March 2011, when we hosted the Oakland 2025 Kick-Off Event to get the process started. Since then, 55 community dialogue sessions, 4 public meetings, 4 community design workshops, a week-long open house with a “pop-up” storefront, 4 hands-on community “walk-shops”, 2 early action teams, 4 draft presentation sessions and dozens of individual stakeholder interviews have engaged over 400 community members in a participatory process that is unprecedented in Oakland.
But the fun has only just begun. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, November 1st for The Oakland 2025 Release Party, where we’ll celebrate this milestone in Oakland’s history. You’ll have the opportunity to pick up your copy of the plan, learn about the implementation steps moving forward, and take your pledge to be a part of reclaiming Oakland’s future. Enjoy refreshments, giveaways, and networking opportunities with the hundreds of people who have united to make this dream a reality. The party will take place from 6-8pm at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall, located at 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. To RSVP or inquire about event transportation or childcare, contact Tara Sherry-Torres at 412.621.7863 ext.17 or email@example.com.