Mycyk also wanted to allow a dialogue to happen in an informal setting where a community-focused meeting could take place.
Patrick Escoto, band member of Mudslinger and Ambridge native, said prior to the meeting, "We hope to see some friends tonight and hear some great thoughts and ideas at our town discussion."
The meeting took place on Oct. 22 at Lickety Split Cafe, where Councilwoman Tina Iorfido-Miller, Chamber assistant Sam, Computer Club Organizer Chad Whitacre, local business owners, and every day citizens were all casually in attendance.
The conversation started off with an explanation on why the group was started and then all in attended introduced themselves along with why they came to the meeting. A brief presentation was also given from a citizen who wants to raise funds for the Skate Park in Ambridge and requested help from others in the community.
Mycyk formed discussion questions from the introductions and put all the attendees in smaller groups. The questions were given to the entire group and then one person shared what was discussed at their table.
The two focus questions were: "What can we do to keep Ambridge history in Ambridge" and "Why do people not get involved civically in Ambridge?"
The outcomes were passed on to others in the community.
"The event was not affiliated with any particular group. There was no pointless negativity. Everyone left their personal agendas at the door for the most part." said Ambridge resident Ryan Donnelly. "The discussion was fairly open-ended about moving Ambridge forward. It was good to provide topics to help guide the discussions."
Would you like to attend a community engagement meeting?
Next one will be held Nov. 20, 7:30 pm at Lickety Split Ice Cream and Coffee Cafe.
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