For the last several months, I've been involved in a group called Leadership Burbank. The group, sponsored by Woodbury University and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, brings together people of different interests, positions and backgrounds with the stated hope that they will become more and better involved in our little burg.
I read this to mean that they're looking to get people involved in the city's boards and commissions, and perhaps even run — gasp — for office. Part of me wonders why, then, they allowed me to join the group, seeing as I would be ethically prohibited from joining any boards or running for, well, anything.
But it hit me: Maybe I can do some good. I can talk about what we're up to and maybe, just maybe, someone besides my long-suffering wife will read it.