Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Different FedEx Forum

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM

The Leadership Academy's MemphisConnect.com is trying to do just that tomorrow night: Connect.

In partnership with Rebuild Government and Livable Memphis, MemphisConnect is hosting a town hall meeting 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the U of M's FedEx Institute of Technology. The meeting and panel discussion, moderated by Darrell Cobbins, will focus on the metro charter commission and consolidation process.

But perhaps the most exciting part is that you don't have to go to be there.

They'll be live-streaming the event at the town hall section of the site and taking questions for the panel — consisting of Rebuild Government's Brian Stephens, Livable Memphis' Emily Trenholm, and retired office of planning and development staffer Gene Bryan — online.

Just go to the site and then log in to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and your updates will post directly to the live feed. Fun!

"From the Memphis Connect point of view, it's part of our mission to promote civic awareness and involvement," says Elizabeth Lemmonds. "We feel like this is an important dialog. If a number of people who might not know what's going on [with the consolidation effort] can log in for a while and learn more about it, it's effort and time well-spent."

(I should note: If you like to kick it old-school, you *can* still attend the event in person. )

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