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Civics 101: Get involved

Monday, December 6, 2021 by Tai Moses

If you’re the type of citizen who faithfully votes in every election, adds your voice (and your feet) to protests, and reaches out to your local and state representatives when there’s something on your mind, you might be interested in becoming even more civically involved in your community. If so, the city invites you to “take the next step in civic engagement” by serving as an appointed member on one of Austin’s 70 local boards or commissions. In the latest edition of the Imagine Austin speaker series, interim City Clerk Myrna Rios will discuss the application process, qualifications and responsibilities, and any conflicts of interest that may arise while serving. Three active commission members will also be on hand to share their experiences. Register here for the webinar. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 5-6 p.m.

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