The Union Board of Selectmen has signed a town proclamation announcing that May will be Revive Civility Month in Union. The National Institute for Civil Discourse, based at the University of Arizona, began the initiative as a nationwide effort to encourage clear, respectful communication and collaboration in all public discourse. By signing the proclamation, Union’s elected officials and town employees pledge to uphold respectful and courteous standards in communications and public discourse.

The town of Union, which was incorporated in 1786, was so named because of “the uncommon harmony and union among the people of the community,” and the proclamation recognizes that defining character of the town and invites all citizens to join them and pledge to support efforts to work together across ideological and political lines.

For information about the national Initiative to Revive Civility, visit revivecivility.org.