Public Discussion: “The State of the Community Engagement Infrastructure in CNY.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  Eileen T. Jevis

September 18, 2017                                                                           315-443-3527

                                                                                                            ejevis@uc.syr.edu

 

Onondaga Citizens League Invites Public to Discuss:

“The State of the Community Engagement Infrastructure in CNY.”

SYRACUSE – The Onondaga Citizens League announces the kick-off of its 2017/18 study, "The State of the Community Engagement Infrastructure in CNY.”

Using community input, the study committee will look at the state of community engagement in our region – who is involved, who is not, and why? Is there a need for a more engaged citizenry in our region? Is it part of our civic responsibility to become involved in issues that affect us?

The first study session will be held at the Central Library Downtown, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY on Tuesday, September 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. OCL's study sessions are free and open to the public.  There is on-street parking or there is a lot on the corner of Salina and Onondaga Street. The lot is accessible by either Onondaga or Clinton Street. Please enter the library via Salina Street.

Several speakers will share their perspective on who/what inspired them to become activists for causes that affect all of us. They will give us tips on how to become more involved citizens and inspire us to become advocates for change.

Attendees are invited to bring a bag lunch. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

For additional information, contact study co-chair Tom Carlin at tomcarlin1957@gmail.com or program administrator, Eileen Jevis at ejevis@uc.syr.edu.

The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen-based group designed to promote civic education and involvement in public affairs. Its members research and propose solutions to issues facing Central New York. OCL then generates reports offering specific recommendations for addressing the problem.

Information about OCL is available through the OCL office at 315-443-4846, by e-mail at OCL@syr.edu, or via the web site at http://onondagacitizensleague.org.

University College (UC) enhances our community through continuing education and outreach. University College is seen as a champion of the University’s mission and its tradition of access.  For more information, visit the website, http://parttime.syr.edu.