Monday, March 30, 2009

Press Release on Town Hall Meeting

Press Release

For Immediate Release


For More Information

Please contact James F. Valley,

Mayor of the City of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas



March 30, 2009


There will be a "Town Hall" meeting at the New Haven Church located at 404 West Street on tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m.


This meeting will be an open forum where citizens can express their concerns about the State of the Community and exchange positive ideas with City, County and School Leaders for improvements to our community and its economy. Ms. Naomi Cottoms and Dr. Mary Olson have agreed to moderate the meeting.


All county, city and school district officials have been personally invited to this meeting. Members the Clergy have been invited as well. "We hope to find common ground on the issues that we face and move forward," said Mayor Valley. "This meeting will be an interactive session geared toward citizen input." Many times citizens do not feel as though they fit into the formal meeting format, and this avenue will allow greater citizen participation.


The items to be discussed include but are not limited to summer jobs and youth programs; the Federal Stimulus Package; citizens holding officials accountable and crime. "I look forward to sharing the stage with members of other governmental bodies and charting a positive course for our community based upon citizen desires," said Mayor James Valley.  "I can't wait to hear about the summer jobs program that will help our youth between the ages of 16-24 find work while stimulating our local economy" Valley continued.


Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Dana J. Flowers
Administrative Assistant ( Mayor)
(870) 572-3421 Office
(870) 714-1386 Cell

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Honorable James F. Valley
MAYOR - Helena West Helena
P O Box 248
Helena-West Helena, 72342
870-572-3421 Phone
870-572-5034 Fax
870-817-4035 Cell (City Council Agenda)

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