Local Planning Tables

Are you curious to find out what our Local Tables has been up to recently?

Find Their Latest Report Outs Here

Join Our Local Planning Tables

Join our Local Planning Tables in our four counties and adjacent Tribal Lands and share your concerns, ideas, and ambitions with nearly a thousand members in Redwood Region RISE's platform, the State of California, and the broader public. As a member of our Local Planning Table you will collaborate with community members, organizations, and other experts to identify and put forth local projects and initiatives for (state) funding to scale efforts.

Through this opportunity, you can strengthen relationships with local and regional partners, gain access to trainings (e.g., centering equity in economic development) and many more resources, and increase our Region's competitiveness to receive future funding. Your input will help create a sustainable economic vision for our Region.

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Local Planning Tables' Activities

More information soon!

The first round of the Local Planning Tables' meetings took place between September 25-28, and a second "regional Zoom update" meeting was held on Dec 13, 2023. During the second meeting, Project Coordinators from Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties* discussed the current direction of our Local Planning Tables, Outreach and Engagement, Empathy Interviews and Listening Sessions. You can watch the recording here, using passcode NR2m*Jms 

Upcoming Local Planning Tables activities will be scheduled ASAP and updated here as soon as possible. Please refer to our calendar for the latest revisions.

Stipends and gift cards are available based on eligibility. For more information about getting involved, please contact RISEoutreach@ncoinc.org.

*Del Norte County's outreach and engagement is coordinated by Rev. Dana from True North Organizing Network. If you would like to learn more, please reach out to: danag@truenorthorganizing.org

Who Makes Up Our Local Planning Tables?

Redwood Region RISE's four Local Planning Tables are:

  • Del Norte County and Tribal Lands
  • Humboldt County and Tribal Lands
  • Lake County and Tribal Lands
  • Mendocino County and Tribal Lands

What Does The Local Planning Table Do?

The Local Planning Tables aim to surface local-level priorities, proposed projects, initiatives, and strategies to the Sector Planning Tables. Partnership Agreement Letters will be required and stipends will be available ($100/meeting for those who meet the requirements).

Insights from Listening Sessions and Empathy Interviews

An essential element of the outreach and engagement activities on a "local" level has been Listening Sessions and Empathy Interviews with our diverse communities. Since late 2023, our Outreach and Engagement Team, specifically North Coast Opportunities' three Project Coordinators (Rachel LaMell - Humboldt, Stephen Dilley - Lake, Yesenia Herrera - Mendocino), supported by facilitators from ThinkPlace West, have been conducting in-depth interviews with Redwood Region RISE's priority communities. It is worth noting that our outreach and engagement activities through True North Organizing Networks' Project Coordinator for Del Norte, Rev. Dana Gill, have looked slightly different. Through various approaches, our outreach teams work to best and meaningfully engage communities in these areas. If you would like to know more, please feel free to reach out to RISEoutreach@ncoinc.org.

In the first Insights Report, insights are captured from interviews with young people aged 16-30 who are business owners, workers and job seekers representing Redwood Region RISE's priority communities. It is intended for use by all RRRISE's Planning Tables to center the voices and lived experiences of priority communities in the Redwood Coast Region.

Download The Report

How To Engage With/Join Our Local Planning Tables

Ways To Stay Involved
Intended Outcomes
Reach out to riseoutreach@ncoinc.org to join our Local Planning TablesHave you voice heard in economic development, surface Tribal priorities, proposed projects, initiatives and strategies
Attend our monthly Collaborative meetingsDevelop an understanding of economic development in (and beyond) our Region
Complete our Partner SurveyUse your input to inform our Regional Plan
Log your project(s) in our Project Inventory FormHelp catalog projects in our region that are eligible for funding under California Jobs First
Share our information with your networksUse your networks' input to inform our Regional Plan
Reach out to participate in a 30-minute Listening SessionCo-create long-term implementation & communications strategy, and inform our Regional Plan
Receive our Redwood Region RISE NewslettersStay informed on our initiative and receive useful resources and data
Join our LinkedIn GroupStay informed and join the community conversations

Redwood Region RISE - Planning Phase Flow Chart