• Event Time 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Event Start Date October 19, 2019
  • Event Location Pierce County Skills Center, 16117 Canyon Rd E

Safe Streets Community Conference 2019

The Safe Streets Community Conference 2019 is the seventh annual gathering of volunteers and neighbors to build skills, knowledge, and connections to improve our communities. Focuses this year will be on community engagement with opportunities to discuss and share ideas around issues affecting Tacoma and Pierce County.

Register For the Conference

Saturday, October 19th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm*
*Doors open at 9:30am, program begins at 10:00am

Pierce County Skills Center
16117 Canyon Rd E
Puyallup, WA 98375

Cost: Free!

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Safe Streets Community Conference 2019 Event Flyer

2019 Community Conference Program

Conference Schedule

  • 9:30-10:00am            Registration, Breakfast, and Community Showcase Set-Up
  • 10:00-10:50am          Opening Remarks & Housekeeping
  • 11:00-11:50am           Session #1: Juvenille Justice, PC Homelessness, or Health Inequities
  • 12:00-1:00pm             Lunch, Resource Fair, & Showcase
  • 1:10-2:10pm               Session #2: Getting Community Projects Funded, Youth Trafficking, or Youth Panel on Gun Violence
  • 2:20-3:20pm              Session #3: Engaging Others, Tacoma Needle Exchange, or Emergency Preparedness
  • 3:30-4:00pm              Awards Ceremony & Closing

Community Showcase:

This year, the Conference will also feature Safe Streets’ first ever Community Showcase. The Community Showcase is an opportunity for community members to present a project, program, or accomplishment that they have achieved in the last year. Participants will set up trifolds, display boards, or other physical media on a half-table display to demonstrate the good work that they have accomplished in their communities. Conference attendees and guest judges will vote on their favorite displays during lunch, and awards will be given out at the closing of the conference for a variety of categories. Show off your neighborhood pride and inspire others with your great work! To register, please read rules below and contact Erik Hasstedt at ehasstedt@safest.org.

Community Showcase Guidelines

Featured Workshops:

  • Engaging with the Pierce County Homelessness System
  • Harm Reduction 101 & Opioid Overdose Awareness
  • How We Engage Others
  • Responding to the Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Youth
  • Know Thy Neighborhood – How to be prepared for disaster as an individual and as part of your local neighborhood through asset mapping
  • Getting Community Projects Funded
  • Health Inequities in Pierce County- how we got here and what we can do about it.
  • Highlight of the Pierce County Juvenile Court
  • Youth Panel on Gun Violence

More information about the workshops can be found in the program (link above).

Register For the Conference

More information on the Resource Fair to come.

Thank you to 2019 Community Conference Sponsors! Your support makes this event possible.


Note: this event was previously named the Conference for Neighborhood Leaders