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Building Trust and Inclusivity through Community Engagement

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
11 AM - 12 PM
Cost: $40 (Scholarships Available - See Below)
Credits: CML (E)



Registration closes on Monday, October 16 at 5 PM. All registrants will also receive a link to view the webinar recording.

Webinar Overview

Knowing how to successfully engage our communities can be challenging, especially during times of heightened emotion and polarization. It is difficult ensuring that all voices are being heard and that our decisions truly reflect the collective needs of the community. During this webinar, Tevin Medley from the Athena Group will discuss common barriers to community engagement and promising engagement practices being used based on his experiences in government consulting.

Educational Objectives

This session will explore common barriers to community engagement and tactics that can be used for building more trusting and inclusive communities. Learning objectives for our time together include: 

  • Understanding of common barriers to community engagement 
  • Promising practices being used throughout the state to engage communities 
  • Question and answer session

Who Should Attend?

  • Persons involved with public engagement such as planners, community engagement professionals, finance staff, public works staff, parks and recreation staff, elected officials, and administrators.  


  • Tevin Medley, See Roles, The Athena Group. Tevin (he/him) is driven by a passion for people. He provides consulting on complex DEI concepts, supports strategic planning with an equity lens, leads organizational culture workshops and understands that we are all on a continuous journey toward a better tomorrow. In his interaction with large multinational and small local organizations, he feels a duty to ask tough questions that lead to a more equitable global community. Tevin holds a bachelor's degree in African American Studies from Arizona State University and a master's in policy and Applied Social Research from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. Currently, Tevin supports multiple organizations in Washington, California, and Oregon.
  • Linda Gallagher, JD, Legal Consultant, MRSC (Moderator). Linda (she/her) is a certified mediator with municipal law experience including management, torts, civil rights, transit, employment, workers compensation, eminent domain, vehicle licensing, law enforcement, corrections, and public health.


This training is eligible for:

Training Scholarships

  • The Washington Counties Risk Pool (WCRP) will provide one (1) training scholarship per member-county for this webinar. Those wishing to take advantage of the offer are asked to contact your county risk manager to request the registration code before you register. To learn if you are a WCRP member or if you have questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact
  • Read about other scholarship opportunities.

Payment Policy: Payment for this webinar is completed online by credit card only. If you need to be billed, there will be a $5.00 administrative fee added to your registration fee. Please contact if you need to request an invoice for this webinar.

Refund Policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Monday, October 16 at 11:59 PM. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative fee up until the start of the webinar. Please contact if you need to request a refund on the morning of the webinar.

If you are registered for the webinar and are unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.