Oklahoma State University

The Road to Recovery

Public forum addresses regional economics

March 11, 2010
Story by Stillwater Public Library

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Area residents are invited to the Stillwater Public Library at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25 to discuss the economic recovery of our community. The forum “Road to Recovery: Making Choices for Your Community” is presented by Stillwater Speaks, an organization dedicated to civic engagement.

The event will be led by a trained moderator to ensure all attendees will have an opportunity to be heard.  These deliberative forums are being held across the South and a variety of viewpoints are sought and encouraged. 

Participants will receive an issue pamphlet to read before the forum.  The pamphlet, created by the Southern Growth Policies Board, proposes three potential approaches to the South’s economic recovery.  At the forum, participants will consider the three approaches, voice their perspectives and work to find common points shared about the issue.

The Southern Growth Policies Board is a non-partisan public policy think tank formed by the region’s governors in 1971. The board’s focus is Southern economic development , especially technological innovation, the shifting character of the southern workforce, globalization and the community’s role in economic growth. 

The Stillwater Public Library is working with several local groups to hold quarterly forums on issues of concern to the community.  The broad organization is called “Stillwater Speaks” and includes representatives from the Stillwater Public Library, the OSU Library, Stillwater Public Schools, and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

The Stillwater community’s feedback will be used in developing Southern Growth's “2010 Report on the Future of the South,” a high profile policy report that is shared with Southern governors and regional leaders in business and education at their conference later this year. 

To register for the March 25 forum, contact the Stillwater Public Library at 405-372-3633 or askalibrarian@stillwater.org.  The program is free and open to those 14 years old and older.  For more information, visit the library’s website at library.stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Avenue). 

Library programs are sponsored by Friends of the Library and KOSU 91.7 fm.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring10/SPLforum.htm
Last Updated: 15 March 2010

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Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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