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Working Effectively with Local Officials
In honor of Ruth Vreeland


This section of the Institute’s website is dedicated to the life and service of Ruth Vreeland (1935-2004). Concerned resident, local elected official, teacher and Institute board member, Ruth was a passionate advocate for her community and public involvement.

How can concerned residents and stakeholders effectively communicate with local decision-makers? The tip sheet at right offers ideas.

Also offered at right is a link to former San Carlos Mayor Omar Ahmad’s TED-Talk on how to write an effective letter to your local elected representative.  He also has a TED book on the topic of participating in the governmental process.


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