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Thank You to Our Civic Leaders

Thank You to Our Civic Leaders

Brooklyn has a long history of civic engagement. Our elected officials and other civic leaders keep our communities strong by ensuring that our residents have access to basic needs like housing, healthcare and food; keeping our neighborhoods safe and beautiful; and supporting cultural organizations like Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

The template and prompts provided below can be used to thank any elected official throughout the year. Check out the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Guide to Brooklyn Elected Officials to learn more about our civic leaders and find contact information for the official you would like to thank.

Sometimes it’s hard for children (and adults too!) to think of what to write in a thank-you note. Here are some prompts for thanking our federal elected officials that might help your family write or draw something together. Feel free to make up your own thank-you prompts and text too – there is never a wrong way to say thank-you!

  • What is your favorite museum, zoo or garden? Thank our elected officials for helping to keep that place safe and strong for our community. Draw a picture or paste a photograph of your family enjoying that place.
  • What do people need to be healthy? How do you feel when you are healthy? Thank our elected officials for working to make our borough a healthier place. Draw a picture of some of the things you thought might make people healthier.
  • What does the word “safe” mean? What makes you feel safe? What does our government do to help create safer communities? Thank our elected officials for helping to make our borough a safer place for all people. Draw a picture of how you feel when you are safe.
  • What do you like most about living in Brooklyn? Thank our elected officials for helping to make some of the good things we have in our community possible. Draw a picture of what you like best about our borough.

Here are some words you might use in your note:

  • Thank you for…
  • I am/we are grateful for…
  • I/we appreciate…
  • Brooklyn is more beautiful because…
  • Our borough/city/state/country is stronger because…
  • Many thanks for…
  • You inspire us because…
  • In the future, I/we hope that…
  • Your support means so much to us…
  • I/we are grateful for your commitment to…