Topics of discussion will include state government services, management of the public purse and oversight of Michigan’s political system.
The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Program Room A of Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven.
The Chamber of Commerce and The Center for Michigan encourage the public to participate and discuss their biggest barriers to trusting state government officials, as well as their ideas for what it would take to improve and restore trust with elected representatives.
The suggestion to host a community conversation came from Ferrysburg City Councilwoman Regina Sjoberg.
"As an elected official, mistrust in government saddens me,” she said. “I believe most elected officials are sincere in their commitments to their constituents, and total transparency and accountability are the instruments that can support that perception. Community conversations, such as the one we are holding, give people a chance to speak their minds about their concerns and also provide elected officials with an opportunity to underscore their participation in responsive, honest government.
The event is free to attend. Registration can be done online at http://bit.ly/GrandHavenCC or by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 616-842-4910.
For more information, visit The Center for Michigan’s website at www.thecenterformichigan.net.