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Sustaining Civic Engagement

mccivicfedIn the last year did you: testify at the County Council? Send an email to the County Executive about an issue? Read a county budget? Read a county council staff report?  Participate in a local meeting about your community? Attend a Civic Fed monthly meeting? We at the Civic Fed extend our thanks and welcome you to the world of civic activism – welcome to our world.


The pearl in the county oyster

mccivicfedThis year is our 90th year as the premiere umbrella group for civic organizations countywide.  Yes, the Civic Federation was founded in 1925.  What else was happening in 1925? Calvin Coolidge had just taken office to become the 30th president of the United States. Sears and Roebuck, after 32 years of catalog sales only, opened their first bricks-and-mortar store, in Indiana.  Scotch tape was invented. Nellie Tayloe Ross became the first woman governor, of Wyoming. And, our Civic Federation was formed by a group of active individuals.


Keeping your eyes open

mccivicfedThere is a somewhat ‘dirty’ joke which was told to me a long time ago by a fellow archaeologist after a long day in the field, and an even longer night drinking beer and tequila. (Archaeologists are like that). I won’t repeat it here. Suffice to say the punch line, ‘I’ll keep an eye out for you,’ is worth repeating here given the events that took place over the last week, and are still continuing.

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