League Of Women Voters Plans ‘User’s Guide For Local Democracy’ Panel

League Of Women Voters

Plans ‘User’s Guide For

Local Democracy’ Panel

Public Welcome To Participate April 27

Laura Lee Bierman

MILFORD CENTER – Oneonta and Cooperstown’s League of Women Voters chapters are planning “A User’s Guide for Local Democracy: Skill Building for Active Organizations and Individuals,” 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Springbrook’s Family Engagement Center on Route 28.

Panelists will include Laura Ladd Bierman, executive director the League of Women Voters of New York State.

The workshop is designed to build attendees’ skills and confidence in planning and holding successful public and organizational events and meetings, according to a press release.  “We will look at ways to be more effective in listening to divergent opinions, and contending with stridency, in the search for meaningful consensus,” the release said.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by downloading a form at www.LWVoneonta.org.

In additional to Bierman, panelists include Judie Gorenstein, the state League’s vice president/voter services; county Board Chairman David Bliss, Tom Pullyblank, Catholic Charities Dispute Resolution Center; Liane Hirabayashi, a trained facilitator with NYCAMH, Bassett’s Center for Agriculture & Health; Cooperstown Graduate Program professor Will Walker, and Georgia LaMair and Kirbie Sondreal, CGP graduate assistants.


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