Community Engagement as a Useful Tool for Seeking Solutions and Actions

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What Is Community Engagement and How Can it be a Useful Tool for Seeking Solutions and Actions to Climate Change

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The program will focus on key aspects and practices of community engagement and then delve into how they can be applied for seeking solutions and actions to climate change. The event’s speakers will provide an overview of the National Academy of Public Administration’s study, Engaging Americans & Increasing Public Trust: An Agenda for 2021 and Beyond and the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s community engagement program, What’s Next Alexandria. They will then discuss how community engagement practices and lessons learned can be used to engage people in seeking solutions and actions to climate change. The discussion will include how these practices and lessons learned can especially engage people whose thoughts and needs are often marginalized on topics that have a direct effect on them.


Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Founding Executive Director, The National Institute for Civil Discourse and Founder and Former President, America Speaks

Carrie Beach, Division Chief, Neighborhood Planning and Community Development, Office of Planning and Zoning, City of Alexandria, VA

Ellen Eggerton, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Alexandria, VA

Date: Wednesday, December 15th

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

You must register by 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 15th to receive the Zoom link.

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National Capital Area Chapter – NCAC

Since 1939, The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) has been committed to the advancement of excellence in public service. With more than 10,000 members, ASPA promotes recognition of public service, develops a substantive dialogue on current issues, and enhances the professional development of its membership.


The National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC), one of 57 national and international chapters, has over 350 members, and is one of ASPA’s largest chapters of public administration practitioners, academics, and students. NCAC has won awards for the board’s leadership and its newsletter.


Our Mision:
NCAC connects people to improve government and promote both the value and experience of public service.


Our Vision:
NCAC will be the premier organization to interact with other national capital area public service professionals with similar career paths and professional challenges.


Our Long Term Goals:
1. Provide a forum to promote and recognize the value of public service
2. Foster inclusive networks among those who serve the public
3. Grow the chapter membership and ensure its viability


Our Passion:
NCAC is passionate about promoting public sector excellence and connecting our members.


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