Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley announces upcoming civic engagement event

Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley announces upcoming civic engagement event
(Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley announced the date for this year's 'On the Table' event.

On the Table is a national initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation following a successful pilot in 2017. The roundtable event will be held October 23.

On the Table mirrors an annual civic engagement imitative of the same name developed by the Chicago Community Trust in 2014.

"The answers to the issues that we face in our community lie in each one of us, and I mean everybody. Not just the usual suspects, but people who can tell their stories and talk to each other about their own experiences. I think things like that build empathy. They build understanding," says Betsy Covington, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.

Support for On the Table advances the Knight Foundation's work to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity, and a create a culture of civic engagement.

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