Hampton Roads center for Civic Engagement

Civic Summit Set for April 10 and You’re Invited!
–Hampton Roads citizens to gather for 2nd annual civic engagement summit
“Today’s challenges require the informed participation of the public and government organizations that are proactive about the engagement of their citizens.”

—Jim Oliver, HRCCE Chair

We hope you’re planning to join us for the 2nd Annual Civic Engagement Summit, Searching for Citizenship, which will take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, April 10, 2010. The half-day summit will feature two nationally-known speakers with deep ties to Hampton Roads.

Bob O’Neill, executive director of the ICMA (International City/County Management Association), is a former Hampton city manager; and Bill Schneider, former CNN senior political analyst, is from Portsmouth.

Presenting Sponsor:

Towne Bank


Saturday, April 10, 2010

8:30 a.m. – Gathering for coffee
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. –  Program
    Democracy is feeling pretty messy these days.

  • We will talk about that and where citizens fit into problem-solving.
  • The Citizens Information and Communication Team will bring the results of the information and trust work started by the attendees of last year’s summit.
  • Working together, we will start the dialogue on accountability and civic engagement.
Admission to the summit is free, but registration is required.

You can register by clicking on the button above, or on the HRCCE Website.

You can download our flier for the event by clicking HERE

Bob O'NeillRobert J. “Bob” O’Neill

Executive Director, ICMA (International City/County Management Association). Bob O’Neill is well-known in Hampton Roads and in the country as a leading advocate for excellence in government. ICMA is on the frontline of the changing relationship between government and citizens.

Bill SchneiderBill Schneider

Hirst Professor & Senior Fellow and Resident Scholar, Third Way Author, scholar and former CNN senior political analyst, Mr. Schneider is also a Portsmouth native. He has been called “the Aristotle of American politics.” In 1997, Washingtonian magazine named Schneider one of the 50 most influential Washington journalists.

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Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666-4350
(757) 315-1610

HRCCEAbout Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement:

The mission of the Center is to support sustainable deliberative democracy in Hampton Roads and to connect public decision making with civil dialogue and the informed judgment of the region’s citizens.

Community Partners:

HRP WHRO Planning Council

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