TRYP Civic Engagement
Make Sure Your Voice is Heard
As an independent organization, Tahoe Regional Young Professionals doesn’t take a stance on political or development issues. But! We want our members to get involved and make informed decisions that lead to positive community impact. After all, our mission is to Empower Tahoe. That’s why we launched our Civic Engagement Program.
For definition’s sake, civic engagement is the broader motif, encompassing service-learning but not limited to it. One useful definition of civic engagement is the following: individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.
TRYP keeps an eye out for important issues that can shape Lake Tahoe’s future, and then shows you how to learn more and get involved if you’re interested. Recent examples of TRYP’s Civic Engagement Program include partnering to produce the El Dorado County Supervisor Forum; our “How to Get Involved with Local Government” workshop and ongoing posts to our blog and Facebook page about upcoming redevelopment meetings.
So what topics are important to YOU? What do YOU want to get involved with?
Let us know by emailing TahoeTRYP@gmail.com with “Civic Engagement” in the subject line.
Tahoe Town Hall: Addressing Homelsessness
Homelessness in Lake Tahoe is a complex problem that can no longer be ignored. Join the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) August 30th for a free Tahoe Town Hall event and hear from a panel of experts addressing local homelessness issues; including the impact of services for the homeless like the Lake Tahoe Warm Room, causes of homelessness including the housing crisis, public safety concerns, and answer questions from the audience.
Tahoe Town Hall: Understanding Recreational Cannabis
Hear from a panel of industry experts and ask them your questions.
• How will the passing of California’s Proposition 64 and Nevada’s Question 2 impact the Lake Tahoe community?
• What are the results of legalized recreational cannabis in other areas?
• How are other towns and cities preparing to implement recreational cannabis?
Tahoe Town Hall: Local Ordinances
This event will look at how local rules are made, become law, and who enforces them. Local jurisdiction representatives will explain how their rules interact with each other and take a closer look at local Vacation Rental Ordinances and Plastic Bag Bans.
October 19 – Tahoe Town Hall: City Council Candidates
August 17- Tahoe Town Hall: Affordable Housing