Wichita Local Government 101 announced

Here’s an announcement of an event that I hope is just the start of an ongoing operation.

Wichita Area Chapter Meeting of Americans For Prosperity
Monday July 6, 2009 and Tuesday July 7, 2009

Topic: Local Government 101: Learn how to get involved in Wichita city government and how to influence public policy as a citizen activist.

First meeting:
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2009
Americans for Prosperity meeting room
800 E. 1st, Suite 401, (in Old Town), Wichita, Kansas 67202
(Northeast corner of First and Mead Streets. For a Google map, click here.

The first meeting is followed by this event:
Attend a Wichita City Council Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Wichita City Hall, 455 N. Main, Wichita, Kansas 67202
(Southwest corner Main and Central. For a Google map, click here.

Then, lunch at Mike’s Steakhouse (Private Meeting Room)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2131 S. Broadway, Wichita, Kansas 67211
For a Google map, click here.
Menu: Individual choices off the menu with individual tickets plus gratuity.

Please RSVP to: either John Todd, Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator at john@johntodd.net, (316) 312-7335 cell, or Susan Estes, AFP Field Director, Kansas at sestes@afphq.org, (316) 269-4170.

Attendees will participate in an interactive presentation of the inner workings of Wichita City Government. You will learn how to discover the secrets hidden in agendas, how to prepare for a meeting, how to foster constructive relationships with elected and non-elected officials and learn ways to influence public policy. Part One is an evening session at the Wichita office from 7:00-8:30 on Monday, July 6. In this class we will examine a typical Wichita City Council Agenda in conjunction with a video recording of the actual meeting.

Part two’s session will begin at Wichita’s City Hall to observe a City Council meeting from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon discussion on at Mile’s Steakhouse meeting room from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The Kansas Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-KS) is committed to advancing every Kansan’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP-KS is an organization of grassroots citizen leaders who engage in spreading the message of fiscally responsible government, free market ideals and regulatory restraint to policymakers on the local and state levels.


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