Anti-Poverty Initiative Public Meeting Intended To Keep Community Involved
Leaders of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty initiative are updating the public on their progress in a town-hall style meeting tomorrow.
The meeting is intended to be both informational, and an opportunity for members of the community to provide feedback. The last Anti-Poverty Initiative public meeting was back in June, and the group released a progress report detailing their priorities in September.
Director Leonard Brock says not everyone has had access to that report, and though they don't have any major progress to report, the meeting is intended to keep an open dialogue.
"We really just wanted to take the time to communicate with the broader community because we've actually engaged a significant number of constituencies the last several weeks but we made a promise to ensure that we have the voices of the people who are directly impacted by poverty infused in the effort at every level."
Brock says they're waiting on some forthcoming announcements before they decide how best to move forward.
The results of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative will be crucial to the future of the initiative, since it has become linked with the state-sponsored multi million dollar regional economic competition.