Civic Engagement

“Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and
developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference."   

New York Times

Let us help you connect with engaging guest speakers, volunteer opportunities and civic activities for your students.
Texas State students are encouraged to participate and make a difference in their temporary community.


Citizen Comment Open Public Forums:

City Council Meetings
First & third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins, 512-393-8000

Hays County Commissioners Court
Every Tuesday, 9 a.m., Hays County Court House, 111 E. San Antonio Street

San Marcos CISD School Board Meetings
Third Mondays, 6 p.m., SMCISD Administration Building, 501 S. LBJ Drive

Boards and Commissions
The San Marcos City Council appoints citizens to serve on advisory boards and commissions.  Their recommendations to the City Council contribute to many of the decisions and policies of the City of San Marcos.  Volunteer Interest Forms may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins or online at

Register to Vote
A person must be registered at least 30 days prior to Election Day.

League of Women Voters
A nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government. Both men and women are encouraged to attend local candidate debates, sponsored by LVW, to make an informed decision before voting. For more information email or call (512) 395-5369.