The National Parks and Recreation Association designates July as the month National Parks & Recreation Month. Its purpose is to recognize the professionals and volunteers who make our local parks function all year. The Association has a toolkit to help local governments Rise Up for their parks department workers. A few things we learned from [...]
Sunshine Week is celebrated annually in March, to coincide with the birthday of President James Madison on the 16th. Madison was a strong proponent of open government and Freedom of Information. Read more about Sunshine Week here, and find places and ways to participate here.
In honor of Deaf Awareness Month, we're offering some resources for local government professionals to help their Deaf residents and community. Ten Tips to Remember When Communicating with a Deaf Person (from the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre) Face the person and make eye contact when speaking. Every individual has their preference. Be sure to ask the [...]