A letter to the editor that recently appeared in the Post and Courier calls attention to the benefits of citizen engagement. Are you frustrated over what is happening in your community? Rather than venting to your neighbors and on social media, the author advises, get involved and gain an understanding of the issues, current efforts to address them, and hurdles to overcome.
With the Preservation Society’s improved website, it is now easier than ever to get engaged and to play an active role in shaping the future of the city and region.
The website is the next step in what began as our Keep Charleston REAL concept. As we believe an engaged citizenry is instrumental to Charleston’s future success, we have transformed the site from the traditional, static look at the organization’s past, to an active, one-stop source for Charleston’s growth-related, planning, preservation, and quality of life issues.
We invite you to interact with all of the positive changes. The advocacy toolkit places at your fingertips:
- news on relevant issues, updated daily
- a guide to participating, complete with a public meeting calendar, the latest meeting agendas, and insight into the public comment processes of various public meetings
- a guide to supporting strong local leadership, which includes information about City Council members and their districts, as well as how to get involved with your neighborhood association.
Help ensure Charleston’s future success, and get engaged!