The Community Living Team or ‘party planners’ are a vital part of a healthy community. This session will talk about the goal of this team, what skills are helpful to have in people on the team to fill various roles, and how to create a vision and a plan to carry it out. Examples of various events will be presented with varying levels of detail. Then, for fun and action, we will break into small groups for brainstorming and begin to create possibilities to present to your own community!
Karin Hoskin moved into Wild Sage Cohousing Community in Boulder, CO at it's early existence in 2001. She and her husband have raised two children in community and continue to appreciate what a fantastic experience that was, both as parents, and for their 'kids'. Participating on nearly all the community teams, she truly found her groove when serving on the Community Living Team. For Karin, community is much more than a collection of houses, it is a fulfilling way to live daily life. Karin served 4 1/2 years as Executive Director for the Cohousing Association on the US and now is the Business Manager for Caddis Collaborative, an architecture, urban design, and planning firm working to create livable communities.