SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY REGION
The Fresno Business Council has evolved into a community stewardship organization. We tackle complex, chronic challenges requiring the skills of a CEO. The members apply their entrepreneurial acumen to community problems and build networks to leverage resources across sectors. As civic entrepreneurs, they have embraced the responsibilities of citizenship and applied their highest-level skills in the service of their community. Committed to acting in accordance with the ten Community Values, our contract for behavior in the civic sector, members have earned the trust necessary to work effectively with leaders in other sectors and the emerging leaders of younger generations. Sustainability is a priority focus as the organization reaches its fifteenth year.
Building upon the foundation laid by the Fresno Area Collaborative Regional Initiative in 2000, the Fresno Business Council and its many partners will launch the Fresno Stewardship Initiative (FSI) in 2012 to scale and accelerate transformation efforts already underway. Committed to self-reliance, shared responsibility and collective action, leaders of major institutions and the private sector are forming a governance team to lead the FSI.
For more information on this and other regional practices, download Regional Results: Promising Practices from the California Stewardship Network.