(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The City of Fayetteville will hold its first Fayetteville OutFront meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at Covenant Love Church. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about City services to senior management, including City Manager Ted Voorhees. The format is interactive and engaging and is designed to invite residents’ ideas and dialogue.
The church is located at 420 Dunn Road in Fayetteville. The meeting will be held in the Youth Sanctuary, which seats 250 people. Covenant Love Church was selected as a site because of its location in east Fayetteville and its reputation as a popular, well-attended church that could help the City draw residents.
“We’re hopeful that residents will bring their questions and comments to the Fayetteville OutFront meeting with the purpose of citizen engagement and to help staff make our city a better place to live,” said Kevin V. Arata, Corporate Communications Director. “Working with residents and getting their feedback is crucial to the success of our municipality and we truly want to hear their concerns and compliments to help us know what we need to improve on and what we do well. We also want citizens to have the opportunity to meet our staff in an informal setting, so that they can see the people who work hard every day to provide quality City services.”
One item that the City would like to receive feedback on is the Riverfront Redevelopment Plan for the Cape Fear River, which the City Council selected as a target for action in their FY16 Strategic Plan.
The Fayetteville OutFront meetings were formerly known as Community Awareness meetings and run by the Police Department and have been re-branded with City messaging.
“We are very thankful for Chief Harold Medlock and his team in the Police Department for starting these meetings. Fighting crime and improving the quality of life for our citizens is a shared responsibility and we appreciate the effort they put into getting this started,” said City Manager Ted Voorhees.
These meetings will be held every other month in a different area of the city, with the next meeting scheduled for Nov. 10 at a location yet to be determined. Anyone who can’t attend these meetings can interact with the City on www.fayettevilleoutfront.com or its Facebook and Twitter pages.
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