Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

May 8, 2014
Auburn University Student on Mission to Discover and Share Linden's Story
Auburn University Student on Mission to Discover and Share Linden's Story

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Cristiana Shipma will be living and working in Linden for ten weeks this summer.  She hopes to collaborate with citizens, business owners and local government officials to better tell the story of Linden.

By Cristiana Shipma
May 12, 2014
Senior Center Provides More Than Meals
Senior Center Provides More Than Meals

It seems that the older a person gets, the more they cherish their time here on earth. The “millennials” of the current era, of which I am a part, seem to place little value on where they’ve been and what they’ve done. Having lived in seven states myself, the idea of “home” is a foreign concept, but one that I have always longed for and hope to find one day.

By Cristiana Shipma
May 19, 2014
Linden Teens Discuss the Future
Linden Teens Discuss the Future

Twenty-two students from Marengo Academy and Linden High School got together to brainstorm about “Finding the Good Life in Linden” in a May 15 forum led by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. The forum, sponsored by the Marengo County Economic Development Authority and the Extension Office, focused on how young people can make a difference by investing in their community.

By Cristiana Shipma
May 27, 2014
Council, Forum Show Politics in Action
Council, Forum Show Politics in Action

City Hall is often the center of activity in small towns. Within its walls citizens can pay their bills, report a problem or learn about community events.  As a Living Democracy Fellow, I work closely with City Hall to ensure that my summer projects are city approved.

By Cristiana Shipma

Last Updated: April 04, 2019