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Civic Health Forum slated at HCC

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will lead a roundtable discussion at Henderson Community College as part of the inaugural Civic Health Initiative on Tuesday, April 9th, 12:30 p.m. on the stage at the HCC Fine Arts Center. This is one of a statewide series of discussions at Kentucky s universities and colleges to improve Kentucky s overall civic health.

Grimes developed the Initiative to establish new partnerships and formulate fresh strategies to reverse the trend of declining civic engagement revealed by the Civic Health Index her office released in March 2012.

I have been overwhelmed by the response to and participation in the Initiative, said Grimes. These events have brought together diverse individuals, including students and leaders in government, education, business and the community, who share my belief that Kentucky is at its best when everyone is engaged and my commitment to moving Kentucky forward.

Topics discussed by the local panelists and audiences have spanned all facets of citizenship and engagement, including voter registration and participation, volunteerism, community involvement and civic education.

The Civic Health Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss civic engagement levels in our community and how we can enhance active citizenship, said Dr. Kris Williams, HCC president. I hope our students and our community will attend this important event.