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Revision as of 16:27, 22 September 2009 by MichaelMaranda (Talk | contribs) (Typical Topics)

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Generic Charter Worksheet

Purpose of the Forum

Complete the following statement: The purpose of the Chicago Region Civic Forum is:

  • to enhance constructive communication and build collaboration between neighborhood residents, elected city officials, and other interested parties, to build stronger communities in the Chicago area


The Goals of Chicago Region Civic Forum are:

  • Increase civic engagement throughout the Chicago Region
  • Provide an open forum for all Chicago neighborhood residents to discuss key issues and share information
  • Enhance elected leaders' ability to interact with residents in order to facilitate delivery of services
  • Enable access to unique online and offline resources to assist residents and legislators in collaborating towards building stronger Chicago neighborhoods
  • Support Establishment of Neighborhood and Community Level forums in Chicago Region and effective coordination among them
  • Support OpenGovernment and Accountability Efforts
  • (Add or subtract the number of goals as you see fit)

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • Formation or Progress Towards Establishment of New Forums for Chicago Region Neighborhoods and Communities
  • (Insert Typical Topic #2)
  • (Insert Typical Topic #3)
  • (Insert Typical Topic #4)
  • (Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)


The full text of rules governing E-Democracy.Org forums can be found here: However, your groups should pick out a few rules that you would like to highlight on your charter page.

Highlighted Rules:

  • Anyone of any political affiliation may join, but our conversations are non-partisan
  • We have a "Good Neighbor" policy - we act and treat each other as good neighbors
  • Encorsement of specific candidates during elections is not allowed in this forum
  • Sign each post with your full name and your neighborhood
  • (Add or subtract the number of Typical Topic as you see fit)

Who Runs This Forum

Please, use this section to insert a short description of your steering committee, including references to any organizations that are playing a leading role in organizing the forum.

  • (Your description here)

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