Evanston’s intergovernmental affairs office is seeking local volunteers interested in how regional state and national issues affect the city to become advocates for the city’s needs with those other levels of government.

Evanston’s intergovernmental affairs office is seeking local volunteers interested in how regional state and national issues affect the city to become advocates for the city’s needs with those other levels of government.

Intergovernmental Affairs Coordinator Matt Swentkofske says “Evanston Advocates” will go above and beyond their normal civic engagement, stay educated on the state, regional and national policy decisions affecting the city and learn of opportunities to engage in the process by contacting the appropriate government agencies, like the CTA or Metra Boards, or elected officials like Senators Durbin or Kirk.

Advocates, he says, will be the citizen voice for Evanston on critical issues at the regional, state and national level.

Persons interested in participating can sign up on the city’s website.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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