A Guide for Presenting Testimony

Get helpful tips for presenting testimony at a public hearing.

Testifying at a public hearing is a principal way to be engaged in civic life and strengthen your community. Elected leaders rely on public testimony to broaden their knowledge about neighborhood and community-wide issues. Still, testifying before at a public hearing can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never attended one. This outline is designed to help you prepare for and become familiar with the procedures of a public hearing with the Adjustment Committee. If you know what to expect and are prepared, your message is more likely to be effective.

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