Our nation and our community are hurting.  Like all of you, we at CIVIC have seen the injustice
of the death of George Floyd and others within the African American community and condemn
these actions.  CIVIC Leadership Institute empowers leaders with the knowledge and
connections to help advance and deepen their community impact.  It is our responsibility as an
organization to listen and to engage in thoughtful, productive dialogue. 

We encourage the leadership of our region to join us and find actionable ways that we can
implement change.  Our community is stronger together, we have much work to do and it is
important work.  We remain committed to continuing programming that speaks to the issues
while providing a safe, inclusive space that promotes respect and understanding.

Sarah Jane Kirkland
President & CEO
CIVIC Leadership Institute