Government 101: How to get, and stay, involved

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December 12, 2018 - 10:45 AM

LAHARPE — An engaged citizenry is necessary for communities to survive in today’s America, Megan Gilliland contends.

“If more people are involved in local government, we’re 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 isn’t 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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