Choose Civility is an ongoing community-wide initiative, led by Queen Anne's County Library System, to position Queen Anne's County, Maryland as a model of civility. Valuing diversity, we choose respect, compassion, empathy, and inclusiveness as essential to our quality of life. We invite all within our community, as well as other communities around the nation, to participate.

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CHOOSE CIVILITY QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY

About Choose Civility

Choose Civility is an ongoing community-wide initiative, led by Howard County Library System, to position Queen Anne's County, MD as a model of civility. We invite all within our community, as well as other communities around the nation, to participate.

Vision

Queen Anne's County chooses to be a model of civility.

Mission​

Valuing diversity, we choose respect, compassion, empathy, and inclusiveness as essential to our quality of life.

 

Principles of Civility​

Queen Anne's County has chosen to promote 15 guiding ideas and principles that resonate with our community. Choose Civility promotes the following Principles of Civility:

  1. Pay attention

  2. Listen

  3. Speak kindly

  4. Assume the best

  5. Respect others’ opinions

  6. Respect other people’s time and space

  7. Be inclusive

  8. Acknowledge others

  9. Accept and give praise

  10. Apologize earnestly

  11. Assert yourself

  12. Take responsibility

  13. Accept and give constructive criticism

  14. Refrain from idle complaints

  15. Be a considerate guest

 

Strategic Plan​

Choose Civility initially created a Strategic Plan that articulates the vision and goals for the initiative and helped to guide development, programming, operation, and sustainability. Additionally, it suggests program components, including community events, classes, activities, marketing tools, and partnering strategies.