Saturday, May 23, 2015

Growing Stage hosting Creative Skylands: Call to Collaboration

The Skylands region, also known as the New Jersey Highlands, is a unique section of our state; it is both geographically spread out and yet, remains connected by the opportunities that the region provides – gifts that cannot be found anywhere else in our State: The Skylands region encompasses multiple State and National Parks, lakes, working farms, and wineries.  Historic attractions and resorts pepper the rich landscape, which also provides clean drinking water to over 5.4 million people – more than half of the State’s population!
The upcoming Creative Skylands: Call to Collaboration on June 1st from 8am-4pm and June 2nd from 8am-1pm, 2015, hosted by The Growing Stage in Netcong, is part of Creative New Jersey’s statewide series of community-based convenings which facilitate cross-sector partnerships in commerce, education, culture, philanthropy and government in order to address critical issues facing communities and to foster creativity, innovation, and sustainability.  You can register for Creative Skylands here.
The Creative Skylands Host Team includes:
Mark Avondoglio, Perona Farms
Steve Fredericks (Co-Chair), The Growing Stage
Suzanne Ishee (Co-Chair), The Center for Creative Placemaking at Bloomfield College
Jared Janish, Mount Olive High School
Andrea Kirchuk, Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce
Courtenay Mercer, Regional Plan Association
Brian Mok, Mount Olive High School
Kristin Muller, Peters Valley School of Craft
Nancy Paffendorf, Centenary College
Jason Sarnoski, Warren County Freeholder
Jim Sheldon, Hackettstown Business Improvement District
Greg Stewart, Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce
Laura Szwak, NJ Conservation Foundation
If you’re interested in joining to help “create the space” for new connections, new ideas, and new opportunities to unfold, contact Program Manager Kacy O’Brien at  “Together, we will work to create the conditions to unleash the creative power of our community for the vitality and sustainability of our region.” 
Creative New Jersey
14 Maple Ave, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

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