Change of location for the Community Forum on Policing and Citizen Relations
FLOSSMOOR, IL – There has been a change of venue for the next Flossmoor Community Forum scheduled for October 29th.
Originally scheduled to take place at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, the event will now be held at Parker High School, 2810 School St. The village did not give a reason for the change of venue.
The forum is in response to continued requests from residents that officials address police-citizen relations following the death of Madeline Miller, shot and killed by police on July 10. Residents and activists attended several village board meetings urging officials to address public concerns about Miller’s shooting, police conduct and the relationship between officers and the public.
Village officials, including Mayor Nelson, the Flossmoor Board, Flossmoor Police and other local leaders will all take part in the town hall, which will be moderated by independent community relations experts. , inclusion and equity, the village said in a statement.
The forum is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Village invites participants to pre-register at the www.flossmoor.org. The required pre-registration is necessary so that event hosts can plan appropriately and have a better idea of the number of attendees to expect. Registration will also help facilitators organize individuals into small groups where they can share their experiences and ideas with each other.
The village has previously stated that it hopes the forum will give all participants the opportunity to voice their concerns, ask questions and reflect on ways in which the police and the community can work more closely together, by especially in times of crisis.
“When it comes to strengthening the bonds between the police and the community we serve, the job is never really done. On the contrary, the dialogue must be frequent, continuous, respectful and candid, ”said Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter.
“We hope the community forum represents a step in that direction and exemplifies our commitment to listening to our residents, our police officers and all those who have a stake in a vibrant and safe community,” added Flossmoor Mayor Michelle Nelson.