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A Conversation on Civic Health in Elba

On June 9th, Mathews Center staff traveled to the city of Elba in Coffee County to moderate a “Strengthening Community” conversation on themes from the 2015 Alabama Civic Health Index. Restoration 154 Executive Director and Rotarian, Laurie Chapman, convened the forum. Rotary Club members participated in the conversation, offering thoughts on how to both celebrate and improve civic life in Alabama. DMC Acting Executive Director Cristin Foster gave a brief presentation on key findings from the Alabama Civic Health Index, which covers three dimensions of civic health in Alabama: Political Action, Social Connectedness, and Public Work. The group was unsurprised…