Civil Discourse - the lifeblood of civic engagement
Civil discourse can be lively, engaging, passionate—even widely divergent, strongly held views can be discussed reasonably. We embrace and encourage a positive, optimistic—yet realistic—perspective, and the exploration of issues with an eye to finding solutions, exploring opportunities, seeking creative, innovative approaches.
United Sequim (US) for Sequim Schools is a group that was formed following the Sequim Community Plus meetings that focused on how best to support and promote our schools. The desire to build more positive […]
What happens to a community when hatred rears its ugly head? Can a community engage in civil discourse about an instance of flagrant racial hatred? Does the discussion itself pose a risk of being divisive, […]
How can we support and promote Sequim’s schools? What have we done—and what can we do—to recognize and show appreciation for the remarkable teachers and staff who instruct, guide, watch over, and inspire our children? […]
How should we go about realizing Sequim’s great potential? How can we do that? What challenges are we likely to confront and how can we overcome them? What opportunities should we look for and explore? […]
What do we share as a community? How can Sequim, this remarkable, special place, become even more livable and lovable? What does our community need to work on? How should we prioritize our challenges? How […]
What makes a community? What makes this community—our community? What is the emotional connection we feel toward this place—what do we love about our community? These were some of the key questions a group of […]