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Community Engagement for Local Democracy

June 6, 2023
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Ware Center – Millersville University Lancaster
42 N. Prince Street
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*Free event. Tickets are required.*

Join the City of Lancaster, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation, and Hourglass for a forum on innovative strategies for bringing more people into the democratic process. 

Locally the City of Lancaster’s Department of Neighborhood Engagement has empowered neighbors to get involved and improve our community. Hear about the City’s engagement work, gain insights from experts, and celebrate our engaged community.   

The evening will include a reception (5-5:30 PM) with hors d’oeuvres and a program (5:30-7 PM) in Steinman Auditorium. The program will consist of a keynote address from Terrance Smith, a presentation from the City of Lancaster highlighting the impact of the Department of Neighborhood Engagement, and a panel discussion with national and local leaders implementing community engagement strategies. 

Meet the Panelists:  
Terrance Smith, Public Innovation Fellow, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Laura Wood, Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations
Miriam Ortega Brown, Literacy Specialist, School District of Lancaster
Milzy Carrasco, Director of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Lancaster
Mayor Danene Sorace – Moderator  

To receive free interpretation services for this event, please make your request to citylanguageaccess@cityoflancasterpa.gov or 717-517-5738. In your request include: your name, telephone number, email and preferred language. Make your request 7 days before the event date. 

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