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DETR, Officials Plan Rural Town Hall Meetings

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From the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation:

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) in partnership with Nevada Broadcasters Association, will hold a series of town hall meetings April 1-April 4, 2014 in Ely, Elko, Winnemucca, and Fallon to survey residents about their feelings on issues facing the state, particularly in regards to persons with disabilities.

As part of its responsibility to community outreach, Nevada Broadcasters 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; 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.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Bristlecone Convention Center
150 Sixth Street
Ely, NV 89301

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Elko Convention Center
700 Moren Way
Elko, NV 89801

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Winnemucca Inn
741 W. Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Fallon Convention Center
100 Campus Way
Fallon, NV 89406

From the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation

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