LAHARPE An engaged citizenry is necessary for communities to survive in todays America, Megan Gilliland contends.
If more people are involved in local government, were going to have more trust, said Gilliland, a communications and education manager for the League of Kansas Municipalities. We believe cities are able to survive, thrive and grow when residents are engaged and participate in the decision-making process.
Participation isnt limited to running for city council, she added. It can come through simple conversations with neighbors, volunteering for civic events or simply attending functions around town.
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