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    Current Meetings Minutes/Notes
    Previous Meetings Minutes/Notes

    The Community Update 
    Second Community Meeting - October 5, 2017

    The Conversation Begins (May 4, 2017) - Meeting Notes

    Watch the Poverty to Progress initial meeting:

    On Thursday, May 4, over 400 citizens met at the E. C. Glass auditorium to talk about poverty and its effects on the Lynchburg community. The night consisted of opening remarks from Mayor Joan Foster, Vice Mayor Treney Tweedy and Assistant City Manager John Hughes. Following the remarks, the attendees participated in one of nine discussion groups. The discussion groups were based on the identified barriers that make it difficult for people to succeed in the journey out of poverty including:
    1. Poverty 101 - Basics of poverty in Lynchburg and learning about methods to have a community dialogue on poverty through concepts such as study circles and Thriving Communities 
    2. Education
    3. Childcare
    4. Transportation
    5. Workforce Development
    6. Health/Mental Health
    7. Food Disparity
    8. Housing
    9. Legal System