Transparency in Local Government Summit

2019sat14sep9:00 amsat2:00 pmTransparency in Local Government Summit9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Details

In November 2017 and November 2018 Shafer Leadership Academy, the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, and Muncie Action Plan partnered on Candidates of the Future. Recently featured in the international news organization The Guardian, the Candidates of the Future program has educated almost 60 citizens on how to run for local office. The program was built on the belief that leaders can emerge from any area of the community, and with the appropriate education, can be empowered to make the changes they seek in their communities.

As a continuation of empowering local citizens, our organizations are hosting a nonpartisan a half day summit focused on transparency in local government.


The purpose of this summit is to explore solution-focused, and nonpartisan, opportunities to foster transparent local government.


  • Provide citizens tools for identifying transparent local government
  • Share examples of transparency in local government
  • Facilitate a public conversation regarding transparency


Saturday, September 14, 2019  –  Ivy Tech Fisher Building Multi-Purpose Room

9:00 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Welcome / Introductions / Overview 

10:00 a.m. Breakout Session One 

11:00 a.m. Breakout Session Two

Noon Lunch / Meet the Candidates

1:00 p.m. Keynote Address

1:45 p.m. Wrap Up

2:00 p.m. Program Concludes


September 14, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm