Leadership Module: Volunteerism and Civic Leadership presented by Dr. Janeice Upshaw
Citizen engagement has been interpreted by many to simply be a simple conduit of information: delivery of information to citizen and citizen responses
Citizen participation however, allows community residents, citizens and stakeholders to play an active role in plans, processes and decisions as is required by law.
Understand the purposes of citizen participation and the strategies to implement them; discovering citizens' preferences; incorporating citizens' local knowledge; advancing fairness and justice; gaining legitimacy for public decisions; adhering to the law for government entities.
City Boards & Commissions - How to Volunteer? Each City Council appoints volunteers to numerous City Boards, Commissions, and Committees to serve fellow citizens and City Council in an advisory capacity and/or in carrying out functions required by city code and state statute.
City Secretaries Cynthia Olguin, Hutchins and Kristin Downs, Duncanville will present opportunities to serve.
Mayor’s Panel - Life as a Mayor facilitated by Vernon Folks
Carrie Gordon, Balch Springs
Steve Mason, Cedar Hill
Rachel Proctor, DeSoto
Barry Gordon, Duncanville
Harry Garrett, Glenn Heights
Clyde Hairston, Lancaster
Richard Dormier, Ovilla
Shelia Petta, Wilmer
School Board President's Panel - How to Serve facilitated by Dr. Joe Seabrooks
Dr. Cheryl Wesley, Cedar Hill
Amanda Sergeant, DeSoto
Cassandra Phillips, Duncanville
Marion Hamilton, Lancaster
Legislators Panel - Life & Responsibilities of a Legislator facilitated by Kenneth Govan
State Senator Royce West
State Representative Yvonne Davis
How a Bill Becomes a Law presented by Mance Zachary
Serving on Dallas County Boards & Commissions presented by John Wiley Price