Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse

Our League also monitors local government for adherence to the principles of civil discourse through the Civil Discourse Task Force. Task Force members, ambassadors and observers, ensure that local government agencies are aware of the importance of civility at public meetings and in political discussion.

Democracy Concierge Service

For every City Council Meeting (held on the first and 3rd Tuesday of every month), our League provides two volunteers to greet and orient the public on the protocol of attending, observing, and speaking at these meetings. Please democracyconcierge [at] (click here to contact us) if you would like to volunteer for these monthly opportunities.

Our Study of Civil Discourse

After an intensive yearlong grassroots study, our League reached consensus on a definition and best practices that resulted in an update to our existing Position on Government that now includes:

Promote civil discourse through action and education for all government bodies, staff, and citizens for the purpose of improved public policy decisions and processes. Civil discourse means, at a minimum, mutually respectful, courteous, constructive, and orderly communication.

Learn more about our Civil Discourse Study by clicking here.


Learn About the Civil Discourse Committee


Now that you know what we do,
civildiscourse [at] (click here to get involved in any of the above areas.)