• Class 2021 Session 2 - Civic Leadership

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    Name: Class 2021 Session 2 - Civic Leadership
    Date: March 3, 2021
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
     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.
    Dr. Upshaw's Presentation

    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. Micahel Williams
    • 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
    Event Sponsors:
    Virtual via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7985251210#success
    In Person: Esposure Studio
    921 W Belt Line Rd Ste 181, DeSoto, TX 75115

    Date/Time Information:
    March 3, 2021
    8AM to 5PM
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