Civic Life in Ann Arbor is Focus of March 8 Forum

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Archived News Release: February 20, 2018 - ​Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor! The City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor District Library are presenting the third forum of the four-event 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor series on Thursday, March 8, 7–8:30 p.m.

This forum will examine the health of our civic life in Ann Arbor and takes place at the AADL Downtown Branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Mary Morgan, Founder of CivCity, will moderate a panel about what it means to be an engaged citizen in a sustainable community, the importance of effecting change by focusing on the local level and visioning what civic life can mean in the age of social media. The panel will include:

  • Neel Hajra, President and CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

  • Ashley Blake, Community Building Team Lead at Avalon Housing.

  • Linh Song, Vice President of the Ann Arbor District Library Board.

  • Patrick Campion, Program Director for WEMU.

The Sustainable Ann Arbor series brings together a think tank of local stakeholders, including community organizations, local government staff, businesses and residents, each month, January through April, to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably. Details of this series are also posted online at

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Media Contact Information

Emily Drennen
Sustainability Associate
734.794.6430 ext. 43726
[email protected]

Ann Arbor has 123,851 residents, spans 28.97 square miles and is frequently recognized as a foremost place to live, learn, work, thrive and visit. To keep up with City of Ann Arbor information, subscribe for email updates, and follow the city on Twitter and Facebook. The city's mission is to deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe and diverse community.