Making Democracy Work

First Fridays

2014-2015

A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

To see previous First Friday Forums on Lexmedia go to http://www.lexmedia.org/ondemand.html click on the 'Categories' tab, then select "League of Women Voters"

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, January 9, 2015
9:15AM
NOTE NEW LOCATION

Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA
How Can We Prepare for a Massive Storm. Are you ready for the next super storm? Are your neighbors? Exactly where do you go and what do you do if there is a true town-wide emergency? How will Lexington respond to the impacts of Climate Change? What can we, as a community, do to anticipate and respond to the impacts of our warming environment?

Our panelists are members of the Sustainable Lexington Committee (including Dan Voss, Marcia Gens, and Todd Rhodes) who will introduce a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan that addresses energy use, food, transportation, emergency preparedness, waste and toxics use reduction and other important aspects of our lives that will be affected by the changing climate.

This is the fourth in the series of 2014-2015 First Friday Forums to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30.

For more information or direction, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.

Friday, February 6, 2015
9:15 AM
Community Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1875 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA
A Community Vision: Where We Are, Where We Would Like to Be. A special presentation by Marian A.O. Cohen, Ph.D., Vision 20/20 Committee Member and Principal Investigator

In 2013, the 20/20 Vision Committee conducted a Town-wide survey to investigate residents' opinions on issues including: diversity; economic development; education; environment; physical character of the community; and Town government and services. Residents rated both the importance to them of each issue and how well they judged the Town to be performing with respect to each issue. The survey was designed to gather new, forward-looking information for guiding community decisions affecting our Town's future. Results of this survey are being broadly shared with the Town's Boards and citizens. In addition to guiding decision-making by the Boards, results are helping the 20/20 Committee to identify new areas deserving further review.

Dr. Cohen's presentation of findings will stimulate a discussion of what we value, how successfully we are addressing those values, and what we'd like to change.

This is the fifth in the series of 2014-2015 First Friday Forums promoting awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30.

For more information, email lwvlexington@gmail.com. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.