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February 20, 2013

MISSOULA 

The City of Missoula, The University of Montana and Missoula County invite all Missoula residents to a public conversation about the state of the Missoula community at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

Mayor John Engen, UM President Royce Engstrom and County Commissioner Jean Curtiss will lead the event for the Missoula community in the Montana Theatre of the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center on the UM campus.

“I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with Mayor Engen and President Engstrom and talking about our work over the past year with our community,” Commissioner Curtiss said. “It's a great chance to hear what’s on people’s minds, too.”

At this second-annual event, the three leaders will discuss the innovations and collaborations of the past year and talk about the work they’re undertaking. Following their remarks, they’ll answer questions from audience members.

“We’ve designed this forum to expand our audience and share with more of the folks we serve the story of what we’re doing every day to make our community a better place,” Mayor Engen said. “We hope to hear thoughtful questions and learn more about what’s important to our constituents.”

Associated Students of UM President Zach Brown will moderate the event. Brown will coordinate questions directly from audience members at microphones and written questions collected by staff members.

“Our community becomes stronger the more we work together and share ideas that work well,” Engstrom said. “We appreciate this opportunity to hear feedback from our fellow Missoulians.”

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Contact: Peggy Kuhr, UM vice president for integrated communications, 406-243-2311, peggy.kuhr@mso.umt.edu; Ginny Merriam, City of Missoula public information/communications director, 406-552-6007 , gmerriam@ci.missoula.mt.us; Anne Hughes, Missoula County communications and project manager, 406-258-4877, ahughes@co.missoula.mt.us.