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Community conversation focuses on public trust in state government

The Center for Michign logoA post-election, community conversation on the topic, “Where Do We Go From Here? will be hosted by Western Michigan University and the Center for Michigan at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Fetzer Center.
 
WMU President John M. Dunn, and John Bebow, president of the Center for Michigan, will give introductory remarks at the 90-minute program, which will include information about vote-recording technology and small-group discussions on where state government should be headed in the coming months and years. The event is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are required.  
                
Through a format developed by the Center for Michigan, participants will have the opportunity to share their views on public trust in state government. The Center for Michigan is a nonprofit, nonpartisan “think-and-do tank” that collects ideas and shares them with policy makers in Lansing and with the public.
 
The event is being co-sponsored by WMU’s Office of Government Affairs and University Relations and the Office of Community Outreach.
 
Seating is limited; RSVP by email to RSVP@lamcreative.com or call (269) 345-1913.

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