Civic Trustees are dedicated to making their city stronger than it is today by always taking a “no blame” approach to focus on solutions that help create a better future. Trustees commit to working together towards solutions that are:
cost effective evidence-based beneficial to the community as a whole
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From the Blog
Anyone who has even casually followed the media coverage of the presidential campaign, which has been dominated by sharp personal attacks and deep partisan divisions, will not be surprised to learn that people with talent and leadership ability are running away from active participation in politics and government. Unfortunately, the current state of the presidential race is an all-too-accurate reflection of the current dysfunctional state of our politics.
People still very much want to play a role in the civic life of their hometown, state and nation, but they recoil from conventional politics as it is practiced in too many places today.
That is why The Citizens Campaign has constructed an alternative to politics as usual — one that provides a safe civic space welcoming citizens who want to improve their city or hometown free of negativity and political wrangling.Read More!
It isn't surprising that people with talent and leadership ability are thinking twice about participating in politics and government, turned-off by the finger-pointing and partisan gridlock that contribute to the shear difficulty of getting anything constructive done.Read More!
That is why The Citizens Campaign has constructed an alternative to today's dysfunctional politics, one that provides a safe civic space welcoming citizens who want to improve their city or hometown free of negativity and political wrangling.
The Citizens Campaign yesterday announced the formation of Newark Civic Trust, marking the occasion with the 36 selected Newark Civic Trustees coming together with key strategic partners at a kick-off meeting to be held this evening at PSEG headquarters. The Trustees were chosen for their leadership ability and commitment to working together developing and advancing evidence-based solutions that benefit the City.
The Newark Civic Trustees are committing themselves to work together to “leave their city better than they found it” and are guided by three principals: that solutions benefit the city above all, are cost-effective, and are evidence-based — all wrapped in a “no blame” ethos. The Trustees volunteer to serve for a term of at least one year and their responsibilities also include governing their Trust, including prioritizing their own issues and recruiting new Trustees so the Trust continues to thrive well into the future.Read More!