This episode of Community Conversations highlights Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman’s Weekly Reports. These reports help our City Councilors and citizens stay informed, and are also used by show host Connie Hunter as a source for Community Conversations. Connie suggests that if you are just getting interested in local politics, reading Gary’s Weekly Report is more fun than a college level study guide. There’s something for just about everyone!

Brookings City Council MeetingNot everything will read like a Facebook post; however, some of the points that City Manager Gary makes are worthy of discussion in social media groups … that is, if the group maintains an emphasis on critical thinking, civility, and intellectual honesty.

Listen to this program to find out how you can receive Gary’s Weekly Report.

Homelessness issues: Our county’s homeless statistics demonstrate that there are many students in our local schools who are homeless. Gary’s Weekly Report shares information regarding a community-supported homeless solution at Ft. Bragg, California, where Gary previously served as city manager.

The upcoming Curry County League of Women Voters March forums will provide awareness and substantial information regarding local homeless resources. Dates of these forums are:

  • March 8 at 1:00 PM in the Port Orford Library;
  • March 15 at 5:30 PM at South Western Oregon Community College Curry Campus in the Krieger Community Room;
  • March 24 at 5:30 PM in the Gold Beach City Hall (or Firehouse if construction at in the way in the City Hall).

Each panel will provide information on local resources. For example, the Brookings panel includes Brookings PD’s Sgt. Kelby McCrae; Janice Scanlon, Executive Director of the Brookings-Harbor Food Bank; Mike Lehman, Executive Director of Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA); Maria Walker from Oregon Employment Department; and Jay Trost, Director of Curry County Juvenile Department who has been homeless … on purpose in order to understand what it is like to be in that situation.

Hosts: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Special thanks to Joyce Heffington

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.

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