Sunday, October 16, 2016

AR DWS Workforce Investment Board Director Arnell Willis Speaks at Town Hall Forum

On Monday, October 24th from 6pm to 8pm, questions like— what’s next for Dumas? What image are we projecting in Dumas and in the Delta—what image do we want to project? What do our youth want and who will lead them—2016 and beyond are a few key questions that will be asked of leaders, both youth and young adults at the “2016 Decision Time in D-Town—Town Hall Meeting.”

In Part I, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Director Arnell Willis who heads up the Workforce Development Board is the Keynote Panelist.   He will update the mission, core values and key highlights regarding the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and its important role assisting many persons across the state and he will shine a spotlight on Dumas/Desha and Southeast AR and will discuss the role of the power of mentoring and education in the workforce.

Additional topics discussed by a panel of community leaders including youth will include: education, jobs, careers, sports and entertainment, faith and spiritual choices, poverty reduction, asset building health and wellness, drug and crime prevention.

In Part II, Our Vote— What Are the Issues?  Who are the Candidates?   A special segment, ‘Let Your Voice Be Heard,’ will focus on the 2016 Election and all candidates for local and state offices for Dumas and Desha are invited to participate and share their platform.   Questions will be asked by the moderator and from the audience.  

A pre-forum reception and site visit for youth and families will take place from 4:30pm—5:30pm with ‘Hugs & Hot Dogs’ at the West Dumas Community Family Life Center at 501 West Bowles. Additional programs from the center will be discussed at the forum.

For more information contact: Rev. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., D.D., at 870.623.8179, Rev. Stanley Barnes at 501.915.2605