11/09/2005 in Events

Speak Up and Be Heard:

Regional Town Meeting Set for November 12

More than 1,000 citizens from 15 Northeast Ohio counties will gather at the largest town-hall-style meeting ever convened in this area as part of an effort to chart a new economic future for the region.

The Voices and Choices Regional Town Meeting will take place Saturday November 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Akron’s Rhodes Arena. Those interested in attending the meeting can still sign up at www.voiceschoices.org.

In simultaneous roundtable discussions of 10 to 12 participants, citizens will paint their vision for the regionís future, share their views about the region’s best assets and come to agreement about its most pressing challenges.

Computer technology, allowing real-time participant feedback, will help identify similar views while building consensus among all 1,000 participants. The goal of the event is to set a course for Northeast Ohio’s future that will produce more jobs and create better economic opportunities for families and businesses.

Voices and Choices is a project of The Fund for Our Economic Future, a collaboration of more than 60 philanthropic organizations working to make Northeast Ohio more competitive in the global marketplace.