NET Program - Network, Engage, Transform
The Spanish-language version of Half Moon Bay's NET program, which takes place each fall, was featured in the April, 2018 issue of Western City Magazine. Click here to read the article, "Spanish-Language Leadership Academies Build Trust and Civic Participation."
NET (Network - Engage - Transform) is an exciting and fun community engagement program in Half Moon Bay. This four-session community academy provides an overview of the management and governance of Half Moon Bay, while helping to build relationships that will strengthen our entire community.
The spring, 2018 program has been completed - please check back for information on the spring, 2019 program.
Participants are encouraged to commit to attending all four sessions in order to gain the most benefit from the program. If you are not able to commit to all four sessions, please apply for a future NET program that better meets your schedule.
The objectives of NET are to involve and engage people in learning about and understanding the operation of City government, and to improve communication between the City and those who live and work here. Participants will learn about how decisions are made, how City funds are allocated, and how City departments operate with each other, and get an opportunity to sit down with City Council members for frank discussions of issues, projects, politics, and plans for shaping the future of our community.
The NET program takes place each spring (in English) and fall (in Spanish), one evening a week for 3 or 4 weeks. At each session, participants engage in interesting and fun activities illustrating how the City functions, and will meet and talk to City staff members. All City departments and functions will be covered during the NET program, including public safety (San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, and Coastside Fire Protection District), and the Library (San Mateo County Library).
This program presents a great opportunity for interested community members to get an insider's view of the City, become more knowledgeable about how the City operates, and help to build and strengthen the bonds and relationships that make a great community.
We look forward to having you participate in Half Moon Bay NET!