Decafnation is seeking a dozen people passionate about civic engagement and the importance of an informed electorate.
In just over 12 months, Comox Valley voters will elect people to manage the affairs of Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox and the three unincorporated areas of the regional district, School District 71 and other municipal positions.
The community is best served if voters choose based on an understanding of important community issues, and an equally thorough knowledge of how each candidate proposes to address these issues for the common good.
To do our part, Decafnation hopes to collaborate with a number of people willing to serve voluntarily as Civic Journalists.
Over the next 12 months, these public journalists will investigate the Comox Valley’s most critical issues and report on them in-depth. And we’ll shine the same bright lights on the candidates who seek municipal office, and ultimately endorse a preferred slate of candidates.
If you’re passionate about the Comox Valley community and want to contribute to public understanding leading up to the 2018 fall elections, then contact Decafnation.
The only requirement is a serious interest in civic politics or some specific issue vital to the future livability of the Comox Valley.
How to contact Decafnation:
Leave a message on our Facebook page or in the comments section at the bottom of this article.
What happens next:
After you express interest, we’ll meet to discuss this Civic Journalism project in general, and your individual interests in particular.