U.N. Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, President and Founder of iChange Nations acknowledges the Community
Civility Counts Initiative as a message that needs to reach the world. Ambassador Rivers commented, “iChange Nations will carry the message of Community Civility Counts to the nations of the Golden
Rule Global Network. We plan to adopt and endorse this movement as one of the frontline plans to help humanity.”
Charles Hughes and Dr. Gordon E. Bradshaw have worked together in the Gary, Indiana Chamber of
Commerce to create the Community Civility Counts Initiative (CCC). This initiative is designed to create awareness that we can be better in every area of life. Chuck Hughes is the Executive Director
of the Gary Chamber and Dr. Bradshaw is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Public Policy Committee. Chuck Hughes and Dr. Gordon E. Bradshaw are on a mission to help transform
communities through positive programs and relationships. They are both retired Chief Officers with local fire departments with a combined 64 years of service and have dedicated their lives to
helping communities. Both are members of the 3M Project Global Initiative with Dr. Bradshaw serving as Founder and President. They were both recipients of the iChange Nations Distinguished Leadership
Medal and Golden Rule International Ambassador appointments for 2015 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later, in August 2015, Dr. Bradshaw and Chuck Hughes also
received the first iteration of the Girma Wolde-Giorgis Human Conservation Solutionist Award, named for the former Ethiopian President. In September of 2015, Dr. Bradshaw was appointed as the Advisor
of Ministry Affairs to the Ambassador at Large for Burundi, Africa - Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers.
A few years ago Chuck was impressed to create public awareness of civility, and in March of 2015
created the heading “Community Civility Counts.” The Public Policy Committee met and Dr. Bradshaw developed the logo and tag line: “Together We Win!” The Northwest Indiana Times Newspaper and Media
Group partnered with the Chamber to advance the mission and created a Twitter account, Facebook page, web page and sponsored an essay and drawing contest to encourage students and adults alike to get
on board. Support for this initiative is growing. The team encourages everyone to feel free to use the logo and slogan for T-shirts, posters and stickers. Everyone can help by
visiting #civilitycounts on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/civilitycounts, and visit The Northwest Indiana Times Media Company at: Nwi.com/civilitycountstimesonline
3M Project Global Initiative Agents who were appointed as iChange Nations/Golden Rule Int'l Goodwill
Ambassdors in 2015 along with Dr. Gordon E. Bradshaw and Charles "Chuck" Hughes also include: Dr. Carl L. White Jr., Dr. Bill Manduca, Matthew Fleming, Dr. James Brewton, Dr. Gories Powell, Dr.
Curtis Gillespie, Dr. Sylvester Brinson III, Dr. Francis Myles, John McClain, Beverly Harbour, Georgia Warren, Priscilla Brown, Cheryl Scott-Fields and James Hatten.
Some of our supporters of the Community Civility Counts Initiative Include:
The Gary Community School Corporation; the Gary City Council; Global Effect Movers and Shakers
Network; Allendale County Transformers of Allendale, South Carolina; United Nations Ambassador Clyde Rivers and iChange Nations/Golden Rule Int'l; The Southland Ministerial Health Network of
Illinois; The 3M Project Global Initiative; Community Empowerment Ministries of South Carolina; Judah Lionz Global Ambassadors of Minneapolis Minnesota; Mentoring Youth Through Technology (MYTT) of
Illinois and Mississippi; Hope Outreach Ministries International; the Boeing Corporation; Majestic Star Casino - Gary, IN; Hobart, IN Public Schools; Omega Provision of Charlotte, North Carolina; the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana; Lakeshore Public Television; the Crusader Newspaper; the 411 Newspaper; Edgewater Behavioral Health Systems; The VantagePoint Group LLC; The SCOPEVision
Group; the Brinson Institute, Lighthouse Charter Schools, Dr. Bruce Cook; KCIA (Kingdom Congressional Int'l Alliance) Seattle, WA; Victory Christian Int'l Ministries, The State of Indiana Black
Legislative Caucus; Hammond, Indiana City Council, The Indiana State Senate and many, many others.