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Welcome to Issue 3 of the CivCity newsletter

Thanks for Your Support!

Many of you have made year-end donations to CivCity and we couldn't be more grateful. CivCity's work to strengthen our community relies on the generosity of donors like you. If you haven't yet contributed, we hope you do!

(A civically inspired canine, ready to donate?)

There's Still Time to Give!

Contribute to CivCity today with a one-time or monthly online donation. It's tax deductible! 
 
Or you can send a check to:
 
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104


Taking Stock

CivCity also accepts stock donations through our broker, the local office of Wells Fargo Advisors. Contact Mary Morgan at 734-645-5368 or a2marymorgan@gmail.com for details.

What Will Your Donation Fund?

 
2016 isn't just about the presidential race – we'll also have a heavy local ballot, and CivCity is already gearing up to help voters prep for the polls. Here's a quick look at some of the projects we plan to roll out in the coming months – your donations will help support this work!

Pre-Election Potlucks: We're developing a toolkit to help residents host gatherings at their homes aimed at researching and discussing local candidates and ballot issues. Special thanks to the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation for helping fund this project!

Citizen Ann Arbor: Imagine encountering a towering puppet walking down the streets of Ann Arbor, ready to hand out information about ALL candidates. Wouldn't you want to stop and take a selfie with it? Of course you would.

Candidate Forums: We'll be looking for unique formats and venues where voters can get to know local candidates. If you've got ideas, let us know!


Online Voting Guide: We plan to build a comprehensive resource to learn about local candidates and ballot issues, including a roundup of news, survey responses, websites and other items to help residents make informed choices when they vote.

Party at the Polls: Voting should be a celebration – and CivCity aims to help. We hope to create mini-festivals at some of the major polling stations for the August primary, with food carts and entertainment throughout the day. Because DEMOCRACY!!

Other ideas? We'd love to hear them – and we're always eager to partner! Check out our website at civcity.org for other projects in the works.

 

CivCity Online

Find information – including CivCity's five-year strategic plan – on our website at civcity.org. Be sure to join CivCity on Facebook, where we regularly post items of community interest. On Twitter, you can follow us at @A2CivCity and get details about local public meetings and other civic-related info. 

Help Spread the Word!

Know of someone who might be interested in our work? Please forward this e-newsletter – we appreciate your help in letting people know about CivCity.
 
2015 was quite a year for us – a lot of work laying the foundation for this new venture. We've made tremendous progress, thanks in large part to generous supporters who are helping fight civic apathy.

Heading into 2016, I wish you and your family all the best as we work together to build a more informed & engaged community. Happy New Year!

– Mary Morgan, CivCity Founder & Executive Director

 

Support CivCity

CivCity is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit focused on increasing awareness of how local government works and motivating residents to get involved. Please support our work by sending donations to: 
 
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104

You can also donate online by clicking this link – it's easy!

You'll get our heartfelt thanks written by hand (let's hear it for old school!) on a notecard featuring local public art or civic infrastructure. How cool is that?

This image is a detail from the mosaics at the Fourth & Washington parking structure.
 
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CivCity Board of Directors
 
Devon Akmon
Paul Courant
Mary Morgan
Ingrid Sheldon
Linh Song

 
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