Thursday December 31, 2009
Abramson’s final Community Conversations will be at new downtown arena
Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that his monthly meetings designed to make city government accessible to citizens will continue next year. Abramson said the final “Mayor’s Community Conversations” of 2010 – and his last as Mayor of Louisville – will be held November 15 in the new downtown arena at Second and Main.
The first Mayor’s Community Conversations is Monday, January 25, 6:30 p.m., at Newburg Middle School.
“Community Conversations are a great opportunity for citizens to bring their suggestions and concerns directly to me, city department directors and Metro Council members,” Abramson said. “With the economic challenges we all face, it’s more important than ever that residents can connect with the services and information they need from city government.”
At Mayor’s Community Conversations, Abramson, along with directors from most Metro Government agencies, Metro Council members and other government representatives, meet one-on-one with citizens and answer questions and take suggestions. MetroCall 311 customer-service representatives also attend to log citizen requests into city government’s tracking system to ensure timely follow up and response.
Since the Mayor’s Community Conversations began in 2003, thousands of citizens have attended the monthly sessions to discuss topics ranging from planning and zoning, drainage, and crime prevention to parks, retail development and animal regulations.
Special accommodations are available, by calling MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 in advance.
Community Conversations are scheduled on the third Monday of the month* at 6:30 p.m. at rotating sites throughout the community.
2010 Mayor’s Community Conversations Schedule:
January 25 Newburg Middle School Gym
4901 Exeter Avenue
February 15 Carter Elementary School Cafeteria
3600 Bohne Avenue
March 15 Valley High School Gym
10200 Dixie Highway
April 19 Fairdale High School Gym
1001 Fairdale Road
May 17 Butler High School Gym
2222 Crums Lane
June 21 Fern Creek High School Gym
9115 Fern Creek Road
July 19 Westport Middle School
8100 Westport Road
August 16 Central High School Small Gym
1130 West Chestnut Street
September 20 Iroquois High School Big Gym
4615 Taylor Boulevard
October 18 Seneca High School
3510 Goldsmith Lane
November 15 New Downtown Arena Second and Main
* Mayor’s Community Conversations in January is on the fourth Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
For more information, visit www.louisvilleky.gov or call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.