Local government affects citizens’ daily lives more than any other level of government, and local journalism is essential to keeping both citizens and elected officials informed about community issues.

One week after Election Day 2018, Insider Louisville partnered with The Library Foundation to host an event for citizens to meet members of Metro Council and the JCPS school board at the Main Library. Newly- and re-elected officials laid out their vision for 2019, and there was a roomful of conversations between and among public officials and Louisville constituents.

In other words, it was civic engagement in action.

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Gallery: Insider Louisville connecting citizens and elected leaders

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Ben Gies, of Jefferson County School Board District 4, speaks to attendees and fellow public officials.

At Insider Louisville, we dig deeper, ask more questions, and seek experts to add analysis and context to the issues that our readers – Louisville’s stakeholders – care about the most. Our mission is to inform these readers with impactful, public-service journalism so that they can help shape outcomes. Our goal is to raise the level of civic engagement in our communities and to be an indispensable source of information about local business, government, education, health, and culture.


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