Media Release

Community Conversations 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010 2:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners invites all Alachua County citizens to attend "Community Conversations 2010."  Community Conversations is a series of wide ranging discussions of ideas and realities confronting our community in light of fiscal restraints and challenges that face our County.

The meetings will feature a brief presentation of the County's budget and financial condition, followed by an interactive simulated budget activity, where participants will step into the role of commissioner in recommending service priorities.

In speaking about citizen engagement, County Manager Randall H. Reid said, "When policies are grounded in citizen preferences, the result is cooperation between sectors of the community and the overcoming of community problems."

Citizens who attended last year's Community Conversations 2009 events are encouraged to take part in the conversation again this year.

Light refreshments will be served.

Meeting dates and times are listed below.  Please RSVP by clicking the link for the session that you would like to attend or to sign up by phone, call the Office of Management and Budget at 352-374-5262, and ask for Elaine Jordan or Donna Bradbrook.

Saturday April 17, 2010
Tower Road Branch Library 
3020 SW 75th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32607
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Click here to sign up

Monday April 19, 2010
Alachua Branch Library 
14913 NW 140 Street
Alachua, Florida 32615
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Click here to sign up

Monday April 26, 2010
Alachua County Health Department
224 SE 24th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32641
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Click here to sign up



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).