Speaker Series Looks at How to Advocate Effectively Before Local Government
September 18, 2018
A law professor at the University of Idaho in Boise will provide ideas and templates for residents to have their voices heard by local government officials during a talk Oct. 4 in Boise.
Stephen R. Miller will give a presentation titled “Advocate Effectively Before Your Local Government and Planning Commissions,” during the next Vandal Voices talk with the goal to help others effectively promote their interests to local government and planning commissions in the Treasure Valley.
Vandal Voices is a bi-monthly speaker series sponsored by the University of Idaho Boise. The series is designed to inform and engage Idahoans in the Treasure Valley about research and educational topics. Miller’s presentation begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at 10 Barrel Brewing Co., 826 W. Bannock St., Boise.
As part of the discussion, Miller will provide a guide for how to do advocate before government officials as well as offer examples and letter templates.
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Stephen Miller has great expertise in the local government advocacy area and meeting him during Vandal Voices will be a great benefit to those citizens interested in having a voice at the local government level,” said Michael Satz, executive officer at U of I Boise. “We invite community members to join us.”
A December Vandal Voices will focus on “Profound Learning and Living,” featuring Michael Kroth and Davin Carr-Chellman, professors at the Department of Leadership and Counseling in the U of I College of Education, Health and Human Sciences in Boise an Moscow, respectively. The date and location for that talk will be announced at a later date.
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