In Stanislaus County Why Civility? • Core community value • Civil dialogue is critical in decisionmaking • Role models for children Where Has Civility Gone? Link Research Indicates •Two-thirds of the public believe American society is uncivil Government/politics Government/politics Traffic on on Traffic roads/highways roads/highw ays Uncivil % Talk Radio Civil % Talk Radio High HighSchools Schools 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% - Survey conducted by KRC Research Vision for the County • Stanislaus County will be known throughout the state for its healthy, vibrant and thriving communities Goals of the Campaign • Promote the importance of civility in a world becoming less civil. • Encourage community members to choose positive and respectful behaviors in their personal and work lives. Initial Steps •BOARD OF ADVISORS •Provide vision and direction •WORKING COMMITTEE •Partnerships/Sponsorships •Events & Activities •Marketing/Communications 12 Principles 1. Listen 6. Acknowledge Others 2. Respect Other 7. Speak Kindly People’s Time 8. Apologize Sincerely 3. Don’t Shift 9. Refrain from Idle Responsibility and Complaints Blame 10. Think the Best 4. Accept and Give 11. Accept & Give Praise Constructive Criticism 5. Respect Others’ 12. Don’t Speak Ill Opinions Round Table Civility Discussion www.stancoe.org/civility Impact in the County today… Schools Keyes Orville Wright Pledge – I am an Orville Wright Peace Builder. I pledge to praise people, give up put downs, seek wise people, notice and speak up about hurts I have caused, right wrongs, and to help others. I will build peace at home, at my school and in my community each day. Salida Elementary School Turlock Unified School District Valley Charter High School Impact in the County today… Government and other Agencies Denair MAC Doctors Medical Center Red Shield Turlock City Council Impact in the County today… Businesses Burnside Auto Body Gallo Center for the Arts Maacco Auto Body Modesto Chamber Modesto Nuts The Modesto Bee Next Steps It’s up to YOU! • Raise awareness • Build community support Today… In Two Weeks… In the Next Month… Don’t Wait…GO FOR IT! • Tie your own projects to the initiative to raise awareness of the importance of civility • LIKE us on our Face book page − Tell us what you are doing to promote and model civility Thank You!