‘The State of Civic Engagement’ Topic at Onondaga Citizens League Annual Meeting

David Holwerk, director of communications and resident scholar at the Kettering Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at the June 6 annual meeting luncheon of the Onondaga Citizens League.

The Kettering Foundation, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is a nonprofit operating foundation whose primary research question is “What does it take to make democracy work as it should?”  Kettering’s research is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities and their nation.

Holwerk will talk on “The State of Civic Engagement,” focusing on the question of who is being engaged and to what ends. He will reflect on his 30 years of experience as a journalist and five years at Kettering, to address the question “So what do citizens do, anyway?”

Registration for the June 6 luncheon, which will take place at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, is required by May 28. For more information, or to register, call 315-443-4846, email ocl@syr.edu or go to OCL News at http://onondagacitizensleague.org.

The Onondaga Citizens League is a nonprofit nonpartisan civic organization that studies issues facing Central New York and generates reports to inform citizens and offer specific recommendations to policymakers.