Building a Strong Relationship with Your Municipality

Speaker: John Curtis, Martinez Historical Society
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
$25 Member / $40 Non-Member

Online registration is closed.  To register, call (310) 980-7002.

Working with your local city or other governmental agency can reap major benefits for your historical society in the form of space acquisition, help with building repairs, and funding for both capital projects and museum operations. Learn what you need to do before asking for support, how to make a request, and the best ways to develop relationships, credibility and good press.  Your city can be your greatest ally: don't miss out on the resources and support that they can provide to your organization!

About Guest Speaker John Curtis:
John D. Curtis is a management consultant who is also the current president of Main Street Martinez, the downtown economic revitalization organization in the City of Martinez, California.  He is the president of the Martinez Historical Society, which manages the Martinez Museum, also in Martinez, California.  He is a former financial manager with Bechtel Corporation, the nation’s largest construction and engineering company.

Never Attended a Webinar Before?  Don't Worry, We'll Make It Easy!

Step 1:  You will need a phone and/or computer with internet access.  If you’d like to listen to the presentation only, you just need a phone;  if you’d like to view video and follow along with the PowerPoint and presentation, you’ll need a phone and computer with internet.  Before the webinar, check that your computer meets the following system requirements:

On a PC:

Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript enabled)
Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

On a Mac:

Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 4.0 or newer or Google Chrome 5.0 or newer (JavaScript enabled)
Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

On an iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Free GoToMeeting app from the App Store or Google Play
WiFi connection recommended

If you have questions or need help updating your system, contact us at
(909) 480-3964.

Step 2:  After registering, you will receive an email with webinar login information by Tuesday, August 26th.

Step 3:  On the day of the webinar, follow the instructions from the confirmation email.  The confirmation email will include a call-in number and a link to start the webinar online.  You can sign in up to 15 minutes before the webinar begins to ensure the program is working properly on your computer.

Step 4: If you prefer to call-in only, do so by calling the toll free number provided in the confirmation email.  Please note that if you choose this option, you will only be able to hear the webinar. 

 For questions and troubleshooting before or during the webinar,
please contact the CCHS office: 
(909) 480-3964.


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Bringing together California's historical community to share California's heritage, learn from one another and strengthen our communities.