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SPECIAL EDITION! Community Conversations’ show host Connie Hunter interviews Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman and Parks and Technical Services Supervisor Tony Baron about the City’s 2015 highlights and accomplishments. With much angst about “no new taxes,” this conversation demonstrates the importance of stable, transparent governance and the benefits of well-managed fiscal and pro-growth policy. Find out how your tax dollars are being put to good use and building our community!

Brookings City HallThis special episode provides a closer look into the hard work of our City staff members and why they are pleased with their long list of stellar strides in the areas of public works, parks, and creating community vitality for local citizens and visitors to our area.  Gary and Tony provide an enthusiastic sneak peak into 2016 and what good things are in store for our special rural small town!

For more information about the City of Brookings and its various projects, visit the City of Brookings’ website ( If you have questions regarding these various projects, contact City Manager Milliman. Gary’s Email address is If you have questions about the City of Brookings’ parks system, you may email Tony Baron at  Most of all, let’s keep the conversations going in 2016!

If you have enjoyed Community Conversations in 2015, please consider a new-year donation to ensure this programming for 2016!


A very special thanks to KCIW’s programming committee members, Gary Milliman and the City of Brookings’ staff, Carl King, Mayor Ron Hedeskog, Susan Brown, Julie Schmelzer, Lt. Michael “Mick” Espinoza, Jay Trost, Brian Wagers, Skip Hunter, Curry Coastal Pilot staff, Bruce Ellis, and The Insider of Southern Oregon, Richard Hall and Rotary Interact Club and our tech guys extraordinary – Justin Only, Tom Bozack, and Jim Newman. Thank you for your support and for building Community Conversations with both heart and integrity. You devotion and love of community are an inspiration to me daily.

MORE LOVE! Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Community Conversations would like to thank the KCIW board of directors, listeners, donors, volunteers, and our Community Booth supporters. We are grateful for your faith in KCIW: Curry Coast Community Radio. In our neck of the woods, taking the first step meant inspiring the vision. That is, we needed KCIW to help build our staircase to a better future. With much love, hope and audacity, let’s rock n’ roll together in 2016!

You make me a better person! – Connie Hunter

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording tech: Jim Newman

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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