JSU to participate in West Jackson community forum – March 8

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the NAACP of Mississippi will host a community forum about neighborhood redevelopment at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Masonic Temple on 1072 John R. Lynch St. in Jackson.

Panelists include Kimberly Hilliard, director of the Jackson State University Center for University-Based Development; Blonda Mack, president of the Washington Addition Neighborhood Association; Patricia Williams, deputy director of housing for the City of Jackson; Linda Carter, executive director of the West Jackson Community Development Center; and State Sen. Alice Harden, who is president of the West Central Jackson Improvement Association.

The event is an extension of the Friday morning forums held at West Jackson’s Koinonia Coffee House, said Jonathan Lee, chair of business and community development for the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.

“The forums have been so successful that we thought we ought to reproduce what we have on Friday mornings in the evening,” Lee said.  

The March 8 community forum is the first of a series the Jackson Chamber is planning throughout the city of Jackson.

“We want to promote Jackson and we also want to make sure that we have growth not only downtown, but as the mayor would say, ‘around town’,” Lee said. “This idea of sponsoring forums came from the need to have a better relationship with the greater community.”

For more information about the March 8 community forum, call the Jackson Chamber at 601-948-7575.


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