The evening started off with an introduction on who came to the meeting and why.
Tammy Beveridge, co-owner of Recycled Dreams at the Silk House, came to inform all about the petition that her sister, Therese Boyd, started to bring a Traders Joe's to Ambridge. The petition was launched in November.
Beveridge mentioned that people on social media are asking to help. She brought petitions that need to be taken not only to Ambridge, but to neighboring communities. The petition can be picked up during business hours at her business located at 317 14th St. in Ambridge.
A brief presentation about an online issue tracker for Ambridge was also given from a Chad Whitcare, owner of the online crowdfunding website Gratipay.
Whitcare on calls his site "an unofficial issue tracker" for Ambridge borough. "It is a citizens' initiative to foster greater collaboration on issues concerning our town."
"Think of this as a shared to do list," Whitcare said.
Throughout the night, the moderator of the meeting formed discussion questions from the introductions and conversation.
Questions from the Community Engagement Meeting will be posted on the online issues tracker.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Location to be announced.