Michelle Saunders is the director of the department responsible for the event.
calls these gatherings "community conversations," with her
definition of "community" being those who provide services to the homeless in Seminole County
The conversation was recorded on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Principal voices we hear are Michelle Saunders, director of the county's department of community services and Dr. Thomas Bryer, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida who co-facilitated the event.
With 45 participants present in a large conference room on the morning of Friday, March 4, 2011, the discussion is led by Michelle Saunders
who sets the stage for a half day "conversation" featuring group dialog and discovery.
reviews the results of the first such gathering in November 2010 and she
establishes the goals for this forum.
To facilitate the day's pending dialog between service providers, Saunders calls on the help of Dr. Thomas Bryer, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Thomas Bryer who facilitated this discussion and path-describing exercise is also involved on a non-paid basis to assist Seminole County's Michelle Saunders and others in designing, implementing, interpreting and reporting the results of the survey.
With a nod toward the inevitable fact of limited funding coupled with a compelling need for a shared vision and strategy, Seminole County Government's director of community services, Michelle Saunders closes this second community conversation.
Michele Saunders, director, Community Services, Seminole County Government (photo - Michele Saunders)
Director, Community Services, Seminole County Government
(right) addresses participants at the community conversation on homelessness (photo - CMF Public Media)
(foreground, right) addresses participants at the community conversation on homelessness (photo - CMF Public Media)
Discussion participant at left, Michelle Saunders
at right, at the community conversation on homelessness (photo - CMF Public Media)