City of KCMO Offering Community Engagement University

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The city of Kansas City, MO is offering an 8 week program for citizens to learn more about the inner workings of local government and how you can work to bring about positive change to the community. It is also a great way for neighborhood bicycle and pedestrian advocates to figure out how to implement their great ideas.

The Community Engagement University webpage lists some more reasons to register:

People of all ages and fitness levels should be able to walk or bike places.

People of all ages and fitness levels should be able to walk or bike places.

  • Gain a better understanding of how local government functions
  • Participate and interact with knowledgeable staff to better learn and understand how City finances, operations, projects and services¬†are developed, distributed and executed
  • Serve as role model for community and neighborhood residents
  • Help improve the quality of life for Kansas City residents
  • Build a livable, sustainable community
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities in city government

Sessions are once a week on Tuesdays, 6-8 PM from March 31st – May 26th.

If you have an interest in becoming a more effective advocate for your community we highly recommend that you sign up. Combine this with our Neighborhood Streets Workshop and you will be ready to go!

Registration for the program will open today (2/23/2015) at noon and is limited to 35 participants. For more information and to register: http://kcmo.gov/community-engagement-university/

 

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