I am sorry, but I think this is a cool idea. East Goshen is going to have some sort of classes for residents. In essence as I understand it, it will teach them about their municipality. I think something like this would be fun to attend.
I think it is important to be involved in one’s community and to have an understanding of how things work. I keep trying to bring up information about this on East Goshen’s website, but their website is not loading properly for me right now. As per their Facebook page the next session is February 9th from 7 PM to 9 PM. If you would like to register, please send an email to email@example.com
Anyway, see the article below:
By JEREMY GERRARD firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST GOSHEN — A number of residents will soon become the first graduating class of the township’s Neighborhood University program.
The university is intended to provide township residents with an overview of local government structure and increase their awareness of available municipal services and resources. For the initial program, more than 30 residents signed up.
According to East Goshen supervisors, the university was an attempt to revive a similar educational program sponsored by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and formed in 2003…..The East Goshen program consists of two sessions in February. At the first session, residents learned about local governmental structure, the role of board of supervisors and the township’s core functions such as finances, public works, recreation, and emergency services. ….The second session will dive deeper into the township’s emergency services and provide an overview of each of the township’s boards and commissions.
In the future, Isayeff said they would like to expand the program to three or four sessions to include representatives from the school district and other community resources.
The township plans on continuing to offer the program to residents, though specific times and frequency have not been established.