Matt Leighninger to Speak at OCL Annual Meeting
The Onondaga Citizens League (OCL) announced that Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, will speak at the OCL annual meeting on June 10. The meeting luncheon will be held at Drumlins at noon and is open to the community.
Individual tickets are $35 for OCL members and $45 for non-members. Reservations can be made by calling 315-443-4846 or emailing email@example.com. For more information, visit http://www.onondagacitizensleague.org.
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium is an alliance of the major organizations and leading scholars in the field of democracy and public engagement. The consortium represents more than 50 foundations, nonprofits and universities collaborating to advance democratic practices.
Leighninger is one of the leading experts in the field of deliberative democracy, a new wave of efforts to engage citizens in policy discussion and decision-making traditionally left to elected officials and experts. Leighninger’s keynote address, “The Next Form of Democracy: Public Participation for the 21st Century,” will include examples of how other communities are using deliberative democracy and the potential for the movement to transform how citizens engage in democracy in the U.S.