Community Civility Counts, Society of Innovators Member 2016-2017


Inspired by the Gary Chamber of Commerce and its Public Policy Committee, “Community Civility Counts” has sparked an unlikely revival of civil discourse and good behavior across our community and beyond. From public classrooms to Pierogi Fest to the Indianapolis statehouse to even Africa, this model launched by Chuck Hughes with Dr. Gordon E. Bradshaw has caught fire! Invaluable and ongoing support has come from The Times led by Bob Heisse, resulting in this campaign receiving the Associated Press Media Editors Innovator of the Year Award. This is likely the first of other significant recognition for this campaign.  To learn more visit

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