This weekend, I participated in a litter clean-up along the Memorial Drive corridor. Participants from churches, business associations, youth groups, schools and local governments joined me and other elected officials to make their desires for a cleaner community a reality. All were happy to volunteer their time for this important community service project event and eager to see the fruit of their labor.
In my experience, I have found that when we work together not only can we clean up trash but we can do much more to solve many of the problems that plague our neighborhoods. Through this model of collaborative governance based on community involvement, we as a society can move past our differences and start focusing our energies on creating results.