For Immediate Release
(Chardon, Ohio) June 8, 2005
Contact: Kimm Leininger, 440.285.8097
Geauga Community Impact Plans Citizen’s Convention
The Geauga Community Impact (GCI) is planning a Citizen’s
Convention, which will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 8:00
am to 3:00 pm at West Geauga Middle School, located at 8611 Cedar
Road, Chesterland. Geauga County residents are encouraged to attend.
Participants at the convention will learn the results from the
comprehensive health and human services study that has been completed
and provide initial input into a priority setting method for
the issues identified. In addition, participants will be engaged
a process that will work to set a long-range vision for the health
and human service system in Geauga County. “There is no doubt
that this event is critical to the future planning of health and
human services in Geauga County and it is vital that we know and
clearly understand what is important to the residents of Geauga
County,” according to Kimm Leininger, GCI project director.
After the convention, members of the steering committee will review
all available data before beginning the final prioritization of
issues. This leadership group will then proceed with developing
a plan for the future that will lead to specific actions and measurable
GCI is a collaborative initiative with The Cleveland Foundation’s
Lake-Geauga Fund, Geauga County Department on Aging, Geauga County
Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Geauga County Department
of Job and Family Services, Geauga Family First Council and United
Way Services of Geauga County. William Conway, chairman of Fairmount
Minerals, LTD, is leading the project. “Geauga County is
changing and we must determine the health and human service needs
of our community to ensure we can address them effectively,” Conway
Participants will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch.
If you would like to attend the Citizen’s Convention or for
more information, please contact Kimm Leininger at 440-285-8097.