Southeast Indy residents will have an opportunity to shape the strategic initiatives of the city of Indianapolis during an upcoming stop on the Focus 2020 Listening Tour.  Focus 2020 is a greater Indianapolis Civic Engagement Four areas of interest will be discussed during the informal event: Community, Public Safety, Youth, and Employment.  Focus 2020 will use the public’s feedback obtained during these “listening stops” to develop a strategic plan rooted in neighborhood involvement to create a citizen’s vision of central Indiana for the year 2020.  Once the vision is completed, residents of central Indiana will have an opportunity to attend workshops and apply for grants to carry out many of the Focus 2020 objectives and goals.  Meet at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful offices at 1029 E. Fletcher Ave., Ste. 100 on Thursday June 14 at 6:00 PM. Please RSVP to Cortnee Martin at 317-278-9670 or if you have questions or plan to attend.

About John Clark
John Clark, the creator of Provocate, is recognized as one of Central Indiana’s leading experts on international affairs. Until 2005 he was a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and Director of the Center for Central European and Eurasian Studies. In 2005 he helped establish the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, a think tank in Indianapolis. He is the author of more than a hundred books, articles and reports about topics such as the collapse of communism, environmental policy, welfare reform in the United Kingdom, economic development in Central Asia and immigration in Indiana. He teaches in Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The Indianapolis Star has called him “the foremost public intellectual in Indiana” (which he thinks cannot possibly be true). Clark is the only person to receive NUVO’s Cultural Vision Award and commendations from the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for contributions on counter-terrorism.

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