By Megan Ockert
Michigan’s emergency manager law, education, management of the public purse, and oversight of Michigan’s political system are featured topics of two free public forums this week.
They are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. at the Happenings Room in the UM – Flint University Center; and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the McFarlen Branch of the Genesee District Library.
Pizza and beverages will be provided at the Wednesday event. Parking is available at the Mill Street parking structure.
Called “Community Conversations,” the events are open to the public and designed as “participatory forums,” according to organizers. The Center for Michigan and the League of Women Voters are co-sponsors with Flint Area Public Affairs.
Residents will be asked to discuss their biggest barriers to trusting state government, according to Laura Mebert, spokesperson for the Flint Area Public Affairs Forum.
For more information, contact League of Women Voters organizer Linda Hoff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mebert said Flint Area Public Affairs, founded in 1986, is one of the oldest civic education groups in Flint, organizing panels four times yearly. She said they have partnered with the League of Women Voters and many other local groups to host panel discussions on local government, education, health and many challenges facing the Flint area.
New EVM staff writer Megan Ockert can be reached at email@example.com.