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Promoting Participation in the Moraga Community

Moraga Trail

Our Mission

Moraga Citizens Network is a grassroots organization dedicated to encouraging participation in the life of Moraga in these ways:
First, we provide or direct members to non-partisan, factual information on current issues.
Secondly, we assist the town staff in publicizing public meetings and town-sponsored events when needed.
Finally, Moraga Citizens Network announces many recreational, educational, and fund raising events offered in Moraga by the Town's service organizations, library, non-profit organizations, and Saint Mary's College - all towards the end of promoting participation in the Moraga community.
Our primary tool is a bi-monthly e-bulletin called The MCN Link. Sign up Here.

What is your relationship to the town staff and elected town council members?

The fundamental reason we exist is to keep citizens informed on issues and important meetings. This means having a relationship with the staff and council in order to know when a town-wide topic is being discussed, when citizen input is needed, and where documents are located. Moraga Citizens Network's goal is to point to the places where citizens can get information and so participate as informed people; it is NOT to take a position or present a case for a particular point of view.


If you do not collect fees or dues, how do you sustain MCN?

A 2 year cycle has evolved, revolving around the "even years" when there is a Town Council election. At that time, we prepare and offer a Candidates' Night in October so that all citizens can meet the candidates running for those seats. Because of the expenses involved in holding this event, and the on-going expenses for a website and an email marketing company, we have a short fund-raising campaign in the fall.


How do you use the money you collect?

Our projected 2-year budget of $2500 breaks down like this:

  • Educational and Promotional Projects – 30%
  • The MCN Link - 21%
  • Candidates' Night - 19%
  • Publicity materials - 18%
  • Other fees - 12%



Are you a registered non-profit organization?

Yes! Moraga Citizens Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation may be tax-deductible. Check with your tax advisor to be sure.

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