Elton Gatewood, Ph.D.

Biography

Elton Gatewood holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, and has over 40 years of experience in state and municipal government administration. He specializes in Urban Planning, Community Development, Program and Organization Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Economic Development, Capacity Building, and Civic Engagement and Public Participation.
He has also worked as a Consultant and Urban Strategist with cities, national and international organizations and governments to assit them in developing programs and innovative approaches in participatory democracy and governance.
Dr. Gatewood is an adjunct professor and lecturer at various colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest, and has spoken and presented at workshops, conferences, and seminars nationally and internationally on a variety of issues, processes, and subjects relating to democarcy, governance, citizen involvement, capacity building, and community mobilization.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Dr. Elton Gatewood holds a Ph.D. in Public Administraton, and has over 40 years of experience in Municipal Government Administration,Urban Planning, Community Development, Program and Organization Development, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Economic Development, Civic Engagement, Public Participation, and Capacity Building
Retired from the City of Tacoma, WA after 37 years of service, and also worked as a Consultant and Urban Strategist with cities, national organizations, and foreign governments to assist them in developing programs and innovative approaches in neighborhood improvements, participatory democracy, and governance.
Dr. Gatewood is an adjunct professor and visiting lecturer at various colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest, and has spoken at workshops, conferences, and seminars nationally and internationally on a variety of issues, processes, and subjects relating to democracy, governance, citizen involvement, and community mobilization.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My book is based on over 40 years of experience in Public Administration work within diverse communities. The people that I worked for/with were anxious in being part of the decision-making process within their neighborhoods, communities, and cities. I was inspired to assist them in establishing a mechanism of public engagement that would provide approaches to insure their voice would be heard. I also provided them with tools that would help them self-govern and determine their priorities for improving their neighborhoods and the quality of life of its residents. The book is designed to assist neighborhood-minded people to organize at the grassroots, and offer simple steps for making neighborhood improvements.
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Books

A Practical Manual for Grassroots Organizing and Simple Approaches to Neighborhood Improvements
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
This manual is a practical guide to Grassroots Organizing, and Simple Approaches to Neighborhood Improvements. It is prepared to help citizens, governments, non-profits, sutudents, academic institutions, and community activists to build stronger and functional grassroots organizations dedicated to addressing neighborhood improvements. It also offer 8 simple steps for planning improvements.

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