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.
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.
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.