inForum 2007: “A good start…”

06.29.2007 by AndrĂ© Natta · → Leave a comment

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the crowd at inForum 2007, 6.28.2007

More than 100 people attended last night’s inForum event held at the Birmingham Museum of Art and presented by the Birmingham City Council. The purpose of the event was to expose the citizens of the city to all of the opportunities available to serve as appointees on city boards and agencies.

It was also an opportunity to honor those long-serving appointees and listen to Robert Holmes, senior vice president of ethics and corporate concerns for Alabama Power deliver a powerful message encouraging people to serve their city and their community.

Marquelon Sigler, one of the city’s active young professionals, suggested afterwards that the event was a good start.

"Of course the biggest question is what’s going to happen next or how the Birmingham City Council plans to follow through on its promise to offer more ‘working citizens’ a seat at the table," Sigler said.

Sigler was also impressed by the number of African American young professionals in attendance, saying it was "…clear evidence that we care about taking care of community and investing in the future of our city."

City Council President Carole Smitherman announced plans for a website that would make it easier for people to find out what vacancies were available. A launch date was not identified, though the site is currently being worked on.

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