The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) in partnership with Nevada Broadcasters Association, will hold a series of town hall meetings in April to survey residents about their feelings on issues facing the state, particularly in regards to persons with disabilities.
The session in Fallon is today at 10 a.m. at the Fallon Convention Center.
As part of its responsibility to community outreach, Nevada Broadcasters, which includes KVLV Radio, is providing radio advertising in the preceding weeks in advance of each stop, and has arranged for the venue and refreshments in each city, said Bob Fisher, CEO of Nevada Broadcasters.
Fisher will serve as the moderator for each meeting, and authorities on each talking point will make presentations and be available to address the concerns and questions raised at the meetings. The town hall meetings will address such topics as job placement for people with disabilities; statewide unemployment; and education, business and homeland security.
“We are encouraging as many residents as possible to attend. These meetings will give us an opportunity to interact face to face with residents in these underserved communities and hear from them about what they see as important to their communities,” said Frank Woodbeck, DETR director. “We need to better understand what we can improve upon in such areas as helping people with disabilities become employed, how to help businesses be more successful, and improving the state of education for people with disabilities and the underemployed and unemployed. Feedback from each community will be used for program development to address identified needs.”
All topics from constituents are welcomed. First responders are also encouraged to attend to share their views on homeland security issues, Woodbeck said.