Saturday, August 7, 2010

August 11 Event

Something for everyone to put on their calendars....

Good Morning Candidates for County Commissioners!
CALM (the Frederick County Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Center) will be hosting an evening with the Candidates for County
Commissioners and voters of Frederick County on the topic of Solid Waste
on August 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the C. Burr
Artz Library on Patrick Street.

The discussion will focus on reduce/reuse/recycle, resource recovery, Zero Waste, waste reduction and
trash incineration. The idea is to promote face-to-face discussion and
education about the resource recovery issues which are important to the
voters without speeches or written answers. We know 2 hours is not
enough time to focus on all the issues surrounding this topic but we
hope this meeting will spark an interest to learn more and more meetings
such as this one will be held in the future.

How it will work: participating citizens will sit in circles and
candidates will rotate every 15 minutes; depending upon the number of
candidates who respond there may be more than one candidate in a circle;
each circle will have a trained facilitator who will keep the dialogue
focused on the topic and allow voters to interact with the candidates.
This was very successful in the recent city election and we are hoping
to replicate (with a few minor changes) this past success.

We ask that all candidates send their RSVP to
by July 30, 2010 and that you plan to arrive at the Library by 5:45 p.m.
on the 11th. We will begin promptly at 6 p.m. with a 5/10 minute
tutorial on the guidelines and directions for the evening.

Candidates are encourage to post this event on their web-sites,
facebook pages and via listservs. We will provide PR via local media.
Also, we do not have emails for Jerry Trout, Roy Taylor or Ralph
Whitmore. If any of you know these folks and have an email address for
them please pass it on to us. Thank you!

We look forward to having you all participate in this countywide event.
If you have questions please call me directly at 301-606-4578.


"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by
understanding" Albert Einstein

Kate Cullen Palmisano, MSW

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