REGIONAL RESULTS : PROMISING PRACTICES FROM THE CALIFORNIA
STEWARDSHIP NETWORK (2012)
California’s regions are a wellspring of promising practices that are transforming local economies and communities across the State. This report provides a window into 10 specific practices from 10 diverse regions, a sampling of innovations emerging from California’s grassroots. The purpose of this compendium is to encourage and educate other practitioners across the State about how to move forward with new approaches to regional problem-solving. It is also intended to provide state leaders with insights into the importance of regional, bottoms-up innovation to the future of California.
The regional organizations featured in this report are members of the California Stewardship Network. With support from the Morgan Family Foundation, the Network was founded in 2008 and regularly brings together regional innovators to share promising practices and work together to encourage state actions that support regional progress (www.castewardship.org). Each promising practice profile in this report is designed to provide a brief overview including key success factors and lessons learned, along with contact information for those interested in learning more about the innovation.