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Meet the Leader: Commissioner Jeff Travillion

Meet the Leader: Commissioner Jeff Travillion

We hope you will join us for our next Meet the Leader session on April 26 with Jeff Travillion, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct One. The Meet the Leader series provides an intimate gathering to give alumni the opportunity to meet an important figure in our…

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Day of Dialogue – February 20

Day of Dialogue – February 20

This Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20, Conversation Corps is hosting it’s first ever “Day of Dialogue.” Conversation Corps is a partnership between the City, AISD, Capital Metro, and Leadership Austin, which is administering the program and training volunteers to become facilitators.  Goals of the program…

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Engage On the Go launches!

Engage On the Go launches!

Beginning this fall, we are launching an exciting new program called Engage On The Go with our presenting sponsor University Federal Credit Union. We already have 70 Leadership Austin Alumni and community members signed up to bring important conversations throughout the community.  Do you have time…

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Experience Austin Dates Announced!

Experience Austin Dates Announced!

We are pleased to announce the fall and spring session dates for Experience Austin. Check your calendars and sign-up today! This is your opportunity to explore the community and meet the people, issues, and resources that shape Austin’s future. What does that mean? It means…

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Engage Recap: Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt

Engage Recap: Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt

The 2015-16 Engage Breakfast Series closed with Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt in front of a packed audience at the Long Center. Last year, these top community leaders shared their thoughts on city and county issues after only a few months in office. This…

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Info & Tickets for June 8 Engage: The Power of the Citizen Voice

Info & Tickets for June 8 Engage: The Power of the Citizen Voice

People continue to grapple with the best ways to have their voices heard by decision makers.  We see different conversations convening during this heated presidential cycle, petitions used to call out community issues and a batch of new approaches to get attention. At our next breakfast,…

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Engage Recap: Mark McKinnon

Engage Recap: Mark McKinnon

By Elizabeth McGuire In the middle of a chaotic presidential campaign season, Leadership Austin alumni and community members had the chance to hear the perspective of someone very close to this year’s race. At the Engage Breakfast on May 24, Mark McKinnon, seasoned political advisor,…

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When “special interests” are actually just “everyday people”

When “special interests” are actually just “everyday people”

Guest post from Austin Board of REALTORS® Emily Chenevert (Essential 2016).  How turning away from stereotypes can lead us toward more political unity. Say the phrase “special interest groups” and immediately, images of deals brokered in smoky backrooms or over drinks come to mind. In fact, we…

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