League of Women Voters to host "Barnstable County Government: Lose it? Change it? Improve it?" January 29th

All citizens of Barnstable County are encouraged to attend

The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area is sponsoring a lively conversation with regional  leaders titled "Barnstable County Government:  Lose it?  Change it? Improve it?"  on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Harwich Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The aim of this public forum is to initiate a meaningful and possibly provocative discussion of our county government: its beginnings, its current state, and its future.

The speakers, all experienced in county government, are: William Doherty, County Commissioner;  Paul Niedzwiecki, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission;  Wendy Northcross, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce;  Robert O’Leary, former County Commissioner and State Senator; and Julia Taylor, Falmouth Delegate to the Assembly of Delegates, with Teresa Martin, Assembly Delegate from Eastham, as moderator and facilitator.

Questions about the role, responsibilities and efficiency of county government, state actions regarding counties in Massachusetts, and regionalization issues will be addressed in a conversational-style format, with opportunity for questions from the audience. 

The League encourages all citizens of Barnstable County to attend and learn more about how our county government serves their needs and how it might be improved.  For more information, contact Mary Lou Petitt at 508-255-9342.

The Harwich Community Center is at 100 Oak Street in Harwich.

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