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Metro Chamber Public Policy Series: Library Guides

Resources on running for state & local offices, budget process, the role of elected officials, the value of public service, and more.

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement means making a difference in our communities and developing a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation needed to enact change. It includes formal and informal activities such as volunteering, voting, lobbying for a politician, community gardening, completing the census, coaching a community sports team, writing to a elected official, researching ballot initiatives, and more. 



“The Definition of Civic Engagement.” The New York Times, Accessed December 16, 2019

"Civic Participation." Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Accessed December 16, 2019.

"Civic Engagement.", Accessed December 16, 2019.

Running for Office-State & Local Resources

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Nevada Legislature & General State Legislature Information

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State/Local Government Audits


Where Do Ideas Come From?

Questions, Comments, Feedback?

If you have questions, comments, or feedback on the COVID-19 Policy Resources and Responses Guide, feel free to contact:

Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian

Click HERE to schedule a virtual appointment


Chris Stream, PhD
Director of the School of Public Policy and Leadership
Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

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