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Citizen Planning Academies


Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Citizen Planning Academies

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Are community members in your town in the dark when it comes to planning and development issues? Does your local government struggle to recruit volunteers for boards and commissions? If so, a citizens’ academy could be the answer!

Citizen planning academies are community education programs that build local leadership, increase awareness, and broaden involvement in community planning.

Wayne Senville, publisher and editor,; Leanna Lawson, chairperson, Rockingham County Citizens' Academy; and Kathleen Osher, executive director, Transit Alliance, join CommunityMatters® for an hour-long conference call on June 11. They’ll share ideas and tips for starting a citizens’ academy in your community.

Have questions about Citizen Planning Academies? Contact CommunityMatters




CommunityMatters® equips small cities and towns to strengthen their places and inspire action. We champion the idea that by tapping local wisdom to make decisions, solve problems and take action, communities can become more socially vibrant and economically resilient. Our podcasts bring local leaders and national experts together to fuel a growing knowledge base for community leaders looking to go beyond “business as usual.” We invite you to join us as we work to build stronger communities.

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