Open Boulder Offers Free Civic Engagement Seminars During City of Boulder Board and Commission Recruitment Period
“Get on Board (or Commission)!” Series Encourages Broader Participation
(Boulder, CO, January 5, 2019) – Open Boulder, a local grassroots organization dedicated to good governance and responsible stewardship of Open Space, will host two public seminars for Boulder residents interested in participating in City Boards and Commissions.The “Get on Board (or Commission!)” seminars will take place on January 16th from 12-1 pm at the Boulder Public Library, and again on January 31st from 6-8 pm at the Alfalfa’s Community Room.
“Boulder’s system of boards and commissions is an incredibly rewarding and accessible way for citizens to become actively involved in important policy discussions that can impact Boulder’s future,” said Open Boulder Board Chair, Michelle Estrella, “We want Boulder residents, especially those who feel left out or disenfranchised,to know why city boards and commissions matter, and give them practical information about how to apply and get a seat at the table.”
Each event will include an overview of city boards and commissions, a panel discussion with a current City Council member and City Board and Commission members, and Q&A. The January 31st event will conclude with application assistance. Both events will be moderated by former Boulder City Council member Angelique Espinoza. Visit www.OpenBoulder.org/TakeAction/ to register.
Open Boulder is a local organization that encourages broad community involvement, government accountability, and practical local government decisions to enhance our lives, whether at home, work, or play.