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Civic and Community Engagement is central to the public purpose of higher education and essential to the student experience, empowering students to become active citizens in a democratic society. The community engagement offices at WSU exist to forge community-campus partnerships that build community capacity, generate knowledge, and solve problems through service, leadership, and scholarship. 

According to Thomas Ehrlich of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, "Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and nonpolitical processes."

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I am retiring from Chelan-Douglas County Master Gardeners after 17 years.
I am interested in pursuing other areas of interest in 2023. Thank you.
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