More and more, city officials and business leaders are looking for young professionals to weigh in on important topics that affect our region. The Civic Engagement Committee is tasked with finding a way for HYPE membership to learn about these topics and engage local leaders with their opinions.
The Civic Engagement Committee creates and organizes opportunities for members to engage in civics related programming, with a focus on increasing knowledge around important issues, both locally and nationally. The Civic Engagement Committee also writes a monthly Civic Connects blog series, focusing on interviewing professionals organizing annual events that bring people together in the City and impact the community.
In 2018, the Civic Engagement Committee would like to continue to find opportunities to engage the HYPE membership in civic matters, both regionally and nationally. We’re looking for people who are actively engaged in the community, or who would like to be, and who are interested in meeting other HYPEsters who are active in the Hartford Region.
We meet monthly in person or via conference call, and communicate by email and Basecamp (a project management tool) when needed.
To join the Civic Engagement Committee, contact Executive Director Kim Bishop.
Vice Chair of Civic Engagement