Watch the BIG Event
On Monday October 4, 2021, the SGGL held a Virtual Candidate Panel, which was a robust, non-partisan discussion with the five SGGL-endorsed Sequim City Council Candidates. The event was moderated by Paula Barnes, the Dungeness Valley's longtime resident and retired Director of the North Olympic Library System.
Now that we have loaded the Zoom video onto YouTube, you can click above to watch the event whenever and wherever you'd like.
Note that because SGGL has endorsed a slate of candidates, we felt it would be a conflict of interest to attempt to put on an “independent Forum” and invite all candidates. Yes, this may sound out of step with the funny business that’s currently taking place in our community, but we believe in the importance of modeling good governance.
Days until the November 2021 Election
The Sequim Good Governance League was formed to promote good governance in the City of Sequim. The league supports transparency, reasoned dialogue, and respect for individuals within the City administration, the City Council, and among citizens of Sequim and surrounding community. We support the council-manager form of government, which maximizes efficiency and professionalism in overseeing city operations.
Sequim Good Governance Board Members:
SGGL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE
Here is the 4th Thursday meeting schedule for upcoming Membership Meetings:
July 22nd, 2021 7PM
August 26, 2021 7PM
September 23, 2021 7PM
October 28, 2021 7PM
All meetings are at 7pm Pacific Time at the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 811 1708 2938
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The Sequim Good Governance League Story
The confluence of events that took over 2020—the pandemic, an epidemic, rising awareness of systemic racism, a tumultuous federal election—revealed that national and global forces can intrude on Sequim’s civic concerns. A democratic-republic requires good governance to navigate such complexity. The Sequim Good Governance League was formed to support and promote good governance in Sequim and the surrounding Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Good governance thrives on honesty, integrity, openness, inclusiveness, and accountability, using facts, reason, and ethical behaviors to develop non-partisan solutions that serve and protect the residents of Sequim.
PURPOSE, VISION, AND MISSION
The Sequim Good Governance League (SGGL) is a nonpartisan civic organization that promotes, encourages, and advocates for good governance, and educates the citizenry and those who seek and hold public office in the principles and practices of good governance.
Local governmental institutions in the greater Sequim area (the Sequim-Dungeness Valley) serve the needs and interests of the entire community through established best practices of good governance. Good governance is based on, among other things: honesty, integrity, accessibility, inclusiveness, transparency, equity, diversity, competence, accountability, using facts and reason, exhibiting ethical behaviors, and respecting the rule of law.
SGGL seeks to pursue its mission through the development and implementation of a broad, long-term approach, engaging citizens and our elected and appointed government officials in an ongoing dialogue about, and commitment to, good governance.