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“Understanding Government” Forum
Thursday, May 25
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Understanding Government forums will run every other Thursday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. from March 30 to June 8, with the first one held in City Council Chambers and the remaining forums at City Space in downtown Charlottesville.

Confirmed speakers for future forums in the series include:

State Government and its relation to Virginia communities

  • John Thomas, former Director, Virginia Institute of Government at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA
  • Delegate David Toscano, 57th District representative, Virginia House of Delegates
  • David Blount, Legislative Liaison, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

Regionalism: Jurisdictions working together to develop effective solutions

  • Chip Boyles, Executive Director, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
  • Diantha McKeel, Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
  • Michael Signer, Charlottesville Mayor

Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System

  • Timothy Longo, former Charlottesville Chief of Police
  • Jim Hingeley, former Head, Charlottesville-Albemarle Public Defenders Office
  • Dave Chapman, Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney
  • Others TBA

How Zoning and Land Use Planning Shape the World Around Us

  • Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville City Councilor
  • Neil Williamson, President and CEO, Free Enterprise Forum
  • Jeff Werner, Charlottesville and Albemarle County Land Use Field Officer, Piedmont Environmental Council

Public Education: Meeting the Needs of our Children in Today’s Challenging Times

  • Juandiego Wade, Co-Chairman, Charlottesville City School Board
  • Others TBA
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Charlottesville VA, 22902
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