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Public forums about building safe, strong neighborhoods 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Neighborhood Institute, the United Way, and Create Huntington are co-sponsoring a project with the West Virginia Center for Civic Life on building strong, safe neighborhoods in Huntington.

The project process will be to train delegates from community and/or student groups, non-profits, citizens, etc. as moderators for community forums that will be held during the month of April.

Then, a city-wide community “action summit” will be held in May to allow all participants to get together to discuss ideas, learn from each other, and develop a plan for action.

A draft outline for the community forum discussions is available on the Create Huntington website for your information.  This is a valuable opportunity to learn the important skills involved with coordinating a productive, non-combative and effective conversation on an issue. Organizers hope the skills learned during the training can be applied in participants’ family, community and work life.

The trainings will be held at the United Way 820 Madison Avenue in Huntington on March 16.

The first session will be during the day from noon to 3 p.m. A light lunch will be served. The second session will be held in the evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a light dinner served. If you have any questions or are interested in attending please e-mail us at createhuntington@gmail.com.