Panhandle (W.Va.) Grassroots for Democracy

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Gov. Manchin holds open forum

From an email:

A Vision Shared - Building a Better Future for West Virginia

TOWN HALL MEETING
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
6:30pm - 8:30pm
James Rumsey Technical Institute, Route 9 just east of Hedgesville High School

The primary goal of this Town Hall Meeting is to collect citizen input on improving the economy of West Virginia. Everyone present will have the opportunity to provide suggestions with respect to economic development topics (e.g., education, health care, tax reform, infrastructure).

A Vision Shared has four key focus areas:
1. Intellectual Infrastructure - Improving higher education, public education and worker training to create a workforce that allows West Virginia to compete in a global economy.
2. New Economy - Putting in place processes to diversify the economy and increase individual wealth.
3. Results-based Government - Encouraging state government to adopt policies that make West Virginia a better place to live and work and attract new investment to the state.
4. Building Bridges and Empowering Citizens - Increasing collaboration between private and public sectors throughout the state to gain maximum benefit of resources, knowledge and influence.

This Town Hall Meeting will give everyone the opportunity to talk, listen, and be a part of the dialogue. Please think about these issues and be prepared to present your ideas. Note cards will be available for participants to write down comments and questions if you prefer to not speak in front of a crowd.

The Governor and A Vision Shared want to collect as many ideas and solutions that are on your mind. This is your opportunity to let yourself be heard!

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