Want to become a civic leader in your neighborhood? Here’s how! Mayor Walsh announced today that his first Civic Academy class will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 11:00AM to 2pm at District Hall (75 Northern Ave.) in South Boston. Mayor Walsh’s Civic Academies is a new program, focused on cultivating civic leaders throughout Boston neighborhoods.
“I want residents from every corner of Boston to share a sense of ownership and civic engagement,” said Mayor Walsh. “We’re setting up these Civic Academies in hopes of coming together to learn more about ways to interact effectively with local government.“
Here are the main goals:
- Provide an outlet for all residents to collaborate with local government
- Develop a better understanding of how to serve Boston residents
- Create learning opportunities that support civic engagement and community service
- The first session will be presented by social media experts Lindsay Crudele, Community and Social Technology Strategist with the City of Boston’s Department of Innovation & Technology, and Charles McEnerney, Principal at Layers Marketing. They will present best practices and helpful tips regarding ways Boston residents can be civically engaged through technology and social media platforms.
The survey to gauge public interests around Mayor Walsh’s Civic Academies is still open. For more information, visit: http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=10659.