Civic Workshops

Attend our Civic Workshops to learn more about how to be civically engaged. 

Open to all who attend Engage Norfolk.


2019 Civic Workshops

It’s a Family Affair: Civic Opportunities for Youth and Families (1:30pm-2:00pm)

Working to make a difference in your community is just that- work. It can be difficult take on new responsibilities within your community when you have a family. However, a lack of families engaged in civics allows the status quo win. In this workshop, learn about civic opportunities available at Engage Norfolk that allow you make a difference as a family.

Oh my Dollar! Getting engaged with City & School Budgets (2:30pm-3:30pm)

It’s that time of year again when budget hearings are coming, and you are left wondering where your dollars are going. This workshop provides you, an everyday citizen, with the knowledge and resources to get engaged with the City’s budgeting tools and your neighborhood school’s budget before a hearing. Learn how to advocate for your local and state needs though interactive budgeting tools and local organizations. Don’t let another budget cycle pass without your well-informed and valuable input.

Don’t Fight the Power, Be the Power:  Boards, Commissions and Authorities (3:45pm-4:15pm)

The City of Norfolk values the input and contributions of its citizenry. One way the City engages civic participation is through boards, commissions and authorities. The City is able to utilize the strengths of engaged citizens in areas of respective passions to provide guidance and input into matters that affect the quality of life for all Norfolk residents and visitors. Learn about the nearly   50 boards, commissions and authorities that have been established to provide a wide range of assistance to the City and how you can use your skills, find your board/commission and make a difference.