Prioritizing an engaged community to ensure a vibrant city.
Working Together to Ensure a Vibrant and Resilient San Luis Obispo
We will achieve a vibrant economy, environment, and community by working collaboratively to create the city we want while preserving the SLO we love. We work best when we work together—it’s one of the most resilient things we can do.
Heidi's Approach to Leadership
San Luis Obispo leadership has a role in developing the social capital and assets of a thriving and resilient community. SLO’s network of organizations, businesses, and residents can be strengthened through increased communication and interaction among all of our groups. As connections are created and relationships built, individuals and institutions are increasingly able to recognize each other’s assets and resources, and form new partnerships.
Just as Cal Poly and the business sector have a mutually beneficial relationship through student internships, the mayor’s office and city council can facilitate new networks for business opportunities, disaster preparedness, and citizen engagement on local issues. Local government acts as a nexus of collaboration, building bridges throughout the community; it is leadership of the people, by the people, and for the people. When residents feel that their voice is heard and see government respond to their needs, they in turn are more likely to contribute to working on behalf of their community.