VANCOUVER, Wash. — Washington State University Vancouver will host this year’s Public Affairs Lecture Series “Civic Engagement in the United States – Revival or Decline? Views from the National, State and Local Levels” on April 12.

The event will feature a lecture with former governors John Kitzhaber and Mike Lowry, discussions with Clark County commissioners Betty Sue Morris and Steve Stuart and a panel discussion with local mayors John Insinga, Paul Dennis and Royce Pollard.

The scheduled events include:

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: A discussion, “Making Your Voices Heard: An Interactive Exercise in Citizen Involvement,” will be held in Student Services Building room 129.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: A panel discussion, “A View From the Governor’s Mansion,” with Governors John Kitzhaber and Mike Lowry will take place in Student Services room 110. 

2:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m.: A discussion, “Is Democracy on the Decline? Current Challenges to Citizen Involvement,” will presented by “Making Democracy Work” in Student Services room 110.

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: A panel discussion, “A View From the County,” with Clark County Commissioners Betty Sue Morris and Steve Stuart will take place in Student Services room 110.

4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: “A View From the City” panel discussion with Battle Ground Mayor John Insinga, Camas Mayor Paul Dennis and Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard will take place in Student Services room 110.

The WSU Vancouver Public Affairs program hosts this annual lecture series in partnership with the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service.

This event is free and open to the public.  WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking rules are enforced Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Parking is available in the blue lot for $1.75 or at parking meters.