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  • David Mathews Center

The David Mathews Center for Civic Life Announces Launch of "What's Next Alabama?" Statewide Forums Project

The David Mathews Center for Civic Life, based in Montevallo, Alabama, has announced that it is launching a statewide public deliberative forums project called What's Next Alabama? The following description appeared in the June 7, 2016 newsletter from the David Mathews Center (DMC). For more information about this project or other DMC projects: contact by phone at 205-655-9005 or by email at

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  • Display table
  • Display table

Verna DeWees Represents National Issues Forums at 15th Annual Seniors EXPO 2016, Texas

On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, Verna DeWees represented the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) at the 15th Annual Seniors Expo 2016, Brazos County, at the Brazos County EXPO Complex in Bryan, Texas. DeWees was serving as an NIFI Ambassador to help provide information about NIFI issues materials and promote the convening of deliberative public forums.

DeWees organized and manned a vendor booth displaying NIFI and Kettering Foundation materials and brochures, and sign-up lists for an NIFI forum that she was convening.

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  • Public Voice 2016 panel

Learn more about A Public Voice 2016

Read a news piece that appeared in the May 31, 2016 Kettering Foundation's e-mail newsletter, From the Commons. It describes the recent A Public Voice 2016 event that was held May 5th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and includes links to more information and to watch a video of the day's panels and commentary.

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