Re-energizing civic engagement: Register today!

From engaging community through social media, artistic endeavors and grassroots problem-solving to seeing infrastructure issues in a new light, the 20th Conference on the Small City and Regional Community offers something for everyone.

This year’s theme is: “Re-imagining Public Engagement: Civic Participation in Local Governance.”

How can small cities become the center of a Democratic “Renaissance?” How do small communities overcome the “Citizen-Government Gap?” Find the answers as keynote speaker Harry Boyte (founder of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, now the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, Minneapolis) addresses these issues, and nearly 50 experts share insights on pressing challenges in our small towns at:

The 20th Conference on the Small City and Regional Community
Tuesday, October 6 – Wednesday, October 7
University of Wisconsin-Marathon County
UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Ave., Wausau, WI

Joining Harry for the plenary session will be John Dickert, mayor of Racine, and David Holwerk, director of communications for the Kettering Institute. They will discuss:
“Are Trends in Public Engagement Changing the Way We Govern?”

Event sponsors are the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, the Center for the Small City at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Marathon County, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Scherrer Construction Company, Inc.

Click here for more details and to register online.