City Bulletin
19

Ferguson, MO … Charleston, SC … Richland County, SC - these towns have experienced violent events recently which put them on the front page of every newspaper.  The events in the communities have also struck hard at the conscious of many Statesville citizens; including members of a newly organized Human Relations Commission who want local citizens to work together to help determine appropriate responses to issues as they arise and offer suggestions to prevent them from happening in the first place. 

Citizens will have an opportunity to tackle these issues at a community forum on Monday, January 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Unity Center, 1145 Salisbury Rd., sponsored by the City of Statesville, Iredell-Statesville Schools, Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Statesville Branch of the NAACP. 

"How can we be the city you want to live in, instead of the city in the news" is at the heart of the forum, which is open to anyone interested in working together to making Statesville a better city for all.  After a brief introduction, facilitated conversations will take place and a list compiled of recommendations on how Statesville can come together and not apart. 

Representatives from the four sponsoring organizations, in addition to other involved community members, have been meeting for about six months to create a team that is on the forefront of human relations issues.  The forum is hopefully the first of many opportunities for the community to listen to and learn from each other.  Call 704-878-3586 for more information.

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
704-878-3586
email Nancy