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Start: March 12, 2018 4 p.m.
End: March 12, 2018 5 p.m.
Location: Architecture Building, Room 100

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Shari Davis

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Participatory Budgeting Project

Oakland, California Shari Davis is responsible for the strategic development and management of Participatory Budgeting Project’s network-building work and for launching new, high impact participatory budgeting processes. She joined PBP staff after nearly 15 years of service and leadership in local government. As Director of Youth Engagement and Employment for the City of Boston she launched Youth Lead the Change, the first youth participatory budgeting process in the US, which won the US Conference of Mayors’ City Livability Award. Shari first became involved in city government in high school, serving as the Citywide Neighborhood Safety Coordinator on the Boston Mayor’s Youth Council and working at the Mayor’s Youthline. Shari is a graduate of Boston University’s Sargent College for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and holds a master’s degree in anatomy and physiology.

CEUs are pending through AIA and LA CES. Location: AB 100.

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Source: