Civility Resources


Sample Civility Pledges, Ordinances & Policies
One example is the Dunedin Civility Code of Core Values for Civility and Ethics, for members of the city’s commission, boards, committees and employees. This was designed to “assure public confidence in the integrity of local government and its effective and fair operation.” Additional ordinances are available at

George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior
Think the civility challenge is a modern development? By age 16, Washington had copied out by hand, “110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.” They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595.