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Posted on: June 10, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Kaptain "Listening Sessions" Continue

The “Mayor’s Community Listening Sessions, are scheduled to continue in October with additional live on-line web chats and community meetings.

The October schedule includes the following sessions:

A Community Listening Session will take place on Monday, October 10, 2011 at Zion Lu-theran Church, 330 Griswold Street from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Neighbors in the area are in-vited to bring issues, concerns and ideas that relate to their neighborhood and the community at large.

The next live chat will take place at Elgin Technology Center, on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. One of the subjects of discussion will be how the city of Elgin can help foster entrepre-neurship and help small businesses flourish.

Mayor Kaptain will be joined in this discussion by two guests - Sybil Ege, business analyst for Elgin Community College’s Illinois Small Business Development Center and Lasse Ingebretsen, Executive Director of the Elgin Technology Center, also host for the evening’s meeting.

Residents can log in to participate on-line at and follow the link on the home page to chat live with the mayor. Participants can type in comments and questions and the mayor will respond directly in the webcast. Residents are encouraged to participate either on-line or in person.

The purpose of these outreach events is for the mayor and other community leaders to hear directly from residents on issues, ideas and concerns they would like to share with their city government. These sessions are intended to provide a forum to discuss the important policy issues that will shape the future of our community.

Residents can check out the complete schedule of Mayor’s Listening Sessions and live web-chats at the city’s website, where they can also participate in an on-line survey. More meetings will be announced as they are scheduled. For more information email or call 847-931-5667.

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