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Guns, Security, and Public Life Community Forum

Thank you to all of the community members who participated in our recent forum, Click here for the Final Report that summarizes the conversations.


ICAD strives to promote constructive, productive civic engagement and discussion. This process involves advocacy, dialogue and deliberation.

Advocacy allows individuals to express support for a cause or issue in the community through structured arguments, debate, and collaboration.

Dialogue is a process in which individuals share their thoughts and opinions on a topic, listening to gain new perspectives and understanding toward the goal of building relationships and trust within the community.

Deliberation is a process of public involvement where the community collaborates to evaluate arguments, make transparent their reasons and make choices. The process encourages members to engage and work together to understand multiple views and work through differences to solve problems within the community.

"The qualifications for self-government are not innate. They are the result of habit and long training." -Thomas Jefferson