Committed to the future success of our international discourse and friendship, the Evergreen Chapter hosted several of our HAPSA colleagues for a joint international symposium in Washington State, which took place on March 8, 2011. Based on current issues both in our respective countries and across the globe, the partners selected a theme of “Sustainable Community and Regional Revitalization/Development,” encompassing economic, social, and environmental sustainability in communities and regions. Topics included:
- Local government response to economic crisis and revenue shortfall regarding issues affecting Community and Social Services;
- Sustainability efforts such as Sustainable Agriculture with Industrial and Rural/Urban Linkages; and
- Use of community volunteers in response to disaster crisis and community revitalization.
2011 International Symposium in the PA Times: Evergreen Chapter and HAPSA Honor International Exchange in Washington State