Nassau County, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is continuing a series of Millennial Chats with a Millennial Chat to kick off Black History Month on February 10 at 6:15 p.m. at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury. The event is co-hosted by County Executive Curran and the Office of Minority Affairs.
The Millennial Chat is a part of the County’s Black History Month celebrations and will focus on important issues facing millennials in Nassau County including affordability, workforce development, civic engagement and community goals. The discussion with the County Executive and Office of Minority Affairs staff will allow young residents to share ideas, troubleshoot problems and brainstorm solutions.
“Black History Month is a time to celebrate a proud heritage, but it’s also an opportunity to focus on what is important for present and future generations. This event will give us the opportunity to have a dialogue with black millennials throughout Nassau County and engage directly with the community. The millennial generation is now the largest adult population group in our country, and their voices must be represented in the places where decisions are made. Our Millennial Chat series focuses on the key issues affecting residents in their 20s and 30s, and ultimately helps support our goal of building a Nassau County that is more affordable, accessible, and sustainable,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
“The Office of Minority Affairs is proud to host this event as part of County Executive Curran’s commitment to engaging with every generation in every community. This is one of the many outreach activities our office engages in so we can have a better understanding of constituent needs,” said Office of Minority Affairs Executive Director Lionel Chitty.
Upcoming events in the series will include topics such as mobility, transit-oriented development, environment and the Census. Each chat will allow participants a one on one platform with the Nassau County Executive and relevant department heads and the ability to have an open and collaborative dialogue.
To RSVP for the February 10 Millennial Chat call Dexter Hedgepeth at 516-572-2252. The “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 141 Garden Street in Westbury.