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Posted on: July 30, 2018

City of Charleston to Host Second Annual Civic Engagement Workshop, “I’m a Resident, Now What?”

The city of Charleston will hold its second annual civic engagement workshop, “I’m a Resident, Now What?” on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schoolhouse, located at 720 Magnolia Road.

Organized by the city of Charleston’s Business and Neighborhood Services Division, “I’m a Resident, Now What?” provides an opportunity for residents to learn about city operations and engage directly with staff members and neighbors.

The workshop will include an introduction to city team members and an overview of departments, such as Fire, Police, Traffic & Transportation, Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, and Recreation. The presentations will incorporate interactive activities to help participants apply what they have learned and gain a sense of the decisions the Mayor and City Council make.

Su Griffin, Neighborhood Services Manager, said, “The goal of these workshops is to engage residents by sharing the City operations and connections with the Mayor and City staff. At the first event, more than 50 residents were able to directly ask staff their questions and take a deep dive into how they can participate in City processes. This year, we are hoping to grow the number of participants and see residents get even more involved.”

This program is open to all Charleston residents. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register by August 6 at http://www.charleston-sc.gov/neighborhoods.

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