Your Vote Matters Close to Home: Local Elections and Local Economies
Presidential elections get lots of attention while local city council members are sometimes elected by a handful of voters. Decisions made by local governments influence economic, social, educational, and many other issues that are tremendously relevant to your day-to-day life.
Let's talk about why you should be paying attention to what happens close to home just as much -- if not more -- than what happens on the national scene.
Dr. Laura Vazquez, Presidential Teaching Professor and Member of the All In Democracy Challenge Steering Committer will moderate a panel discussion examining the direct connection between local government, local economies and quality of life.
- Dr. Rena Cotsones, NIU Chief Engagement Officer
- Dr. Christine Mooney, Barsema Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, NIU College of Business
- Mr. Jim Norris, NIU MPA alumnus, recently retired City Manager of Hoffman Estates and Consultant, NIU Center for Governmental Studies
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMVirtual Event