Maybe you’ve never tried it yourself, but everyone’s heard of speed dating. First offered by an Israeli rabbi to help Jewish singles find love, now there’s Christian speed dating, graduate student speed dating, even speed dating for pet adoption and – for the truly noncommittal – online speed dating.
But as far as we know, only the Village Square does civic speed dating.
At a time when interactions between citizens and their government are either increasingly hostile or practically non-existent, it’s probably past time for a little matchmaking.
Single or married, Speed Date Your Local Leaders gives citizens the unusual opportunity to “Speed Date Your Local Leaders” – enjoying pizza and chatting informally with commissioners, the police chief, superintendent of schools, editor of the newspaper, and other officials.
Leaders will rotate from table to table every 7 minutes, offering each group of participants an opportunity to ask questions or offer ideas that might never have rated a phone call or public testimony, but are the grist of good citizenship and good governance nonetheless.
This event is co-sponsored by Leadership Tallahassee.
*** Donations can be made by check directly to: The Village Square, PO Box 10352, Tallahassee FL 32302