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Chamber Calls for Action in Community Diversity Meeting

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 29, 2020

The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with The New Church Without Walls, presents community initiative Building A Diverse Community: Moving from Words to Actions. As a community, we’ve spent a lot of time TALKING about diversity and ways to promote a successful future. Now it’s time to move toward ACTION!

Chamber Calls for Action in Community Diversity Meeting

October 27th, from 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.  we invite the community to be a part of this inspirational brainstorming session to unite us through economic empowerment and focus on a bright, successful, future in Citrus County. Attendees will be separated into several focus groups to identify key issues, articulate a community vision, and develop a strategic action plan. Groups will focus on the following:

Students & Families

–          Tutoring and mentoring Resources
–          Access to scholarships
–          Career Training Programs
–          Parenting Resources
–          Mental Health/Addiction Assistance

Economic Opportunity & Advancement

–          Business development resources
–          Entrepreneurship mentoring
–          Addressing “hard to employ” challenges
–          Building a financially inclusive community

Open Topic – For Community Input

Facilitators from the community will be engaging the groups and guiding the discussion towards tangible goals. The facilitators include Robert Shelton, President of the Afro-American Club; Coressa Natteal, President of the George Washington Carver Community Center; Tim Dutton, Director of UNITE Pinellas;  Charles Brooks, Teacher at Citrus Springs Middle School; and Tiarra Alexander, Community Coordinator at Pace Center for Girls/ Co-Chair of the Chamber Diversity Committee.

Chamber President/CEO, Josh Wooten, will also offer a brief presentation covering the Citrus County CARES Act, now in phase 3, to explain the businesses and organizations that are able to benefit from these funds. We hope to leave this discussion with valuable information and viable goals for each topic so that we, as a community, can begin acting now to set us on a path for the future.

Light snacks and refreshments from Oysters restaurant will be available. Social distancing will be encouraged, and we recommend the use of face coverings. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

The George Washington Carver Community Center is located at 95 Three Sisters Springs Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429.

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