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Oxford citizens forum set for Sept. 27

09/22/1998

OXFORD, Ohio -- A citizens forum will be held from 7-9 p.m. Sunday,

Sept. 27, at the Talawanda High School cafeteria to discuss how to bring

residents of Oxford and the surrounding areas together to work toward a better

community for all.

All residents of the Talawanda School District are encouraged to attend

and express their views.

"We want representation at this meeting to be as diverse as possible," said

Kathy McMahon-Klosterman, who along with Miami University colleagues Andrew

Powers and Steve DeLue are organizing the session.

The forum, an outgrowth of community meetings held last spring, follows up on

suggestions from the Future of Oxford Report.

"Miami has developed a number of committees, such as the alcohol coalition,

that look at ways the university can be a good neighbor to the City of Oxford

and the surrounding community. The Future of Oxford Report discusses the

importance of this relationship with the community at large and the

interdependence. This is a continuation of that process," she said.

Goal of the forum is to enable Oxford and township residents to learn from one

another and to find common ground on issues that affect the community and to

engage citizens more fully in a participatory democracy.

"As we learn more about the diversity among ourselves, we hope to better

understand how we can work together for the benefit of the community," she

said.

It is anticipated that the forums will become a monthly event.

For more information, contact McMahon-Klosterman at 529-7157.

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