Civic Engagement is my passion in life, and it also represents an on-going challenge—the eternal quest to form that “more perfect union” envisioned by our founders. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to live out this value as a private citizen, a public servant, a teacher of Civic Leadership, and now through this website. It is the true definition of a “passion project” for me that involves reaching out and engaging as many people as possible with the issues and challenges facing our future.
A Look Back at Year One:
Below are some highlights from each month of Year One of my blog, hover over the photos to read more:
- As current events happen, I’ll have more to share on state and national issues, along with more stories and examples from my personal experience to be incorporated into future blog posts on issues from education, to infrastructure, to the growth of the middle class.
- With help from several media outlets, the State Archives, and a lot volunteer hours on the part of my sister, Ann Carlin Ozegovic, we’ve cultivated plenty more great photos to share in “Throwback Thursday” posts and future blogs.
- The guest contributor section of the site—the Leader Corner—averaged one post per month from seven unique contributors, and growth is on the horizon with more voices and more issues to cover.
- In the Leading and Learning Moments section, you’ll find a set of short YouTube videos on several areas of learning that I discuss in my classes and can be used for personal or organizational learning on leadership. This year, I’ll be releasing a new set of videos focused on Civic Engagement that can be helpful in community-focused work, involving others in the democratic process, and mobilizing others in efforts for change.
If you have about three minutes to spare, I'd appreciate hearing some of your feedback in the short survey below. This information will be very helpful as we continue to grow together in 2016!