John Ross Ferrara / Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 @ 5:25 p.m. / Government
Humboldt League of Women Voters to Hold First Ever ‘Community Participation Fair’
Humboldt League of Women Voters press release:
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FAIR TO ENCOURAGE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Eureka, CA - The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County is proud to host its first Community Participation Fair during Sunshine Week on Wednesday, March 16 at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka between 5 p.m.-7 p.m. This is a free event with music and refreshments that aims to encourage civic engagement and community participation, emphasizing volunteer opportunities and positions.
The public is welcome to come and discover opportunities to volunteer with public agencies, educational institutions, and civic organizations. Some of the confirmed participants who will be tabling at the event are: Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Humboldt County Office of Education, Grand Jury of Humboldt, Eureka City Council, Open Space and Agriculture Committee, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission, Area 1 Developmental Disability Board, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, CASA of Humboldt, Humboldt Mediation, and the list is growing!
This Community Participation Fair coincides with the Sunshine Week Initiative’s 10-year anniversary and is scheduled for Freedom of Information Day, as it marks the importance of government transparency and access to information by the citizens. Sunshine Week is a national initiative that promotes a dialogue about the significance of open government in a healthy democracy. It is celebrated around Freedom of Information Day, on March 16, the birth date of the 4th U.S. President James Madison who held a major part in the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Visit www.lwvhc.org for more information.