The first session of a two-part “Community Visioning Project of Washington” forum will be held Oct. 29 in Pasco.
The goal is to get input from residents, law enforcement, business owners, educators, health care professionals and religious leaders on how to create safe and healthy communities.
The process includes developing a consensus on community policing and what a desirable community will look like.
Saturday’s session will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Pasco Senior Center, 1315 N. Seventh Ave.
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Pasco City Manager Dave Zabell, Pasco Schools Superintendent Michelle Whitney, Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton and Judge Veronica Galvan of the King County Superior Court are expected to speak.
Galvan also is a board member of the Washington Minority and Justice Commission.
Participants will review recommendations from the U.S. Department of Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union on local policing following the February 2015 fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by Pasco police.
The second session is from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 10 in the gymnasium at Pasco City Hall, 525 N. Third Ave.
The free series is organized by Latino Civic Alliance, a statewide advocacy organization.
Community members will be selected by the initial two forums to participate in leadership development training Jan. 14 to further the outcome of the visioning project.