Meaningful civic engagement, especially civic leadership, can be a powerful way to represent ALL people, economic situations, and programs. Civic leaders can raise their voices, influence decisions, and hold government accountable. This leadership, knowledge, and training starts at home and continues over a lifetime.
Promoting a Society of Moral, Relational, and Economic Strength in Northeast Indiana
Every thriving community has a ‘triangle’ working together to accomplish big goals — the philanthropic and religious community, the business community, and government. To help build this triangle for Northeast Indiana, we want to emphasize the critical role of effective civic leadership and increased citizen participation and engagement in achieving a strong community.
With this in mind, Civic Engagement promotes responsible, responsive government by identifying, training, and equipping emerging civic leaders in northeast Indiana through the Ambassador Institute for Civic Engagement (AICE); working with current elected officials and providing them with the tools to lead; and educating the public and advocating for community-minded civic leadership.
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Sr. VP of Civic Engagement
AREAS OF INTEREST: Civic Discourse • Community & Government Leaders • Public Policy
Ambassador Institute for Civic Engagement
AICE is designed to identify, train, and equip emerging civic leaders in Northeast Indiana with a heart for public service and a philosophy of responsible, responsive government.
This transformative journey will empower leaders like you to drive meaningful change in your community. Through AICE, you will delve into the intricate workings of government at various levels, including school boards, municipalities, counties, and states, gaining valuable insights into their funding and operations. You will build meaningful connections with local and state leaders, equipping you with the knowledge and network to successfully navigate the path to public office. And you’ll develop a profound understanding of servant leadership and its vital role in civic life.
Understand the importance of civic engagement, city officials’ roles, municipal, county, and state government dynamics, and the collaborative efforts needed to drive community success and growth.
Learn about our region’s biggest government unit, the symbiotic relationship between school boards and local government, and the complex issues shaping our educational landscape and communities.
Gain insights into leveraging media relations, messaging, marketing, and the crucial role of social media in modern campaigns to elevate your skills and help you make a difference in your community.
The culmination of AICE cohorts’ unique educational journeys is a graduation that goes beyond the ceremonial with hands-on experience during a legislative session and opportunities to meet state leaders and legislators.
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Nine emerging leaders representing seven northeast Indiana counties complete the inaugural AICE program.
Exclusive cohort representing seven northeast Indiana counties attends the inaugural AICE program designed to identify, train, and equip emerging civic leaders.