Face to Face Communications Program
“Accessibility is key to local government and the Mornings with the Mayor program allows residents to express their views, ask questions and provide feedback on issues of concern.”
LAKELAND, FL (February 21, 2012) - Mayor Gow Fields invites local residents to attend the next Mornings with the Mayor event that will take place at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 15th at the Apostle Henry Ross Family Life Center located at 1302 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. and the Mayor will begin speaking at 7:30 a.m.
Citizens that attend these informal breakfast sessions get to hear from the Mayor about key issues and initiatives taking place within the City before he invites questions from the audience. This is a chance for residents to address their individual concerns to Mayor Fields on topics that that directly affect them.
Mayor Fields said, “Accessibility is one of the keys to local government and Mornings with the Mayor provides the opportunity for our citizens to share their views, ask questions and provide feedback on issues that are directly affecting them.” He added, “I look forward to interacting with our residents on a personal level during these events.”
Those attending will have to pay for their own breakfast but the Apostle Henry Ross Family Life Center will feature a full breakfast that includes orange juice and coffee for $8.50. The premise behind the Mornings with the Mayor program is to make elected officials more accessible to residents in the community and to promote one-on-one communications.
This program allows residents an informal and comfortable forum in which to meet with the Mayor to talk about issues, ask questions, voice concerns and offer comments or suggestions. Mayor Fields said, “It’s also an excellent way for us to gather candid feedback about how people feel things are going in our City; what amenities they particularly enjoy, areas they feel could use improvement, or what they’d like to see in the future.”