The New Tacoma Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a forum on homeless encampments around the city.
The forum, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 at University of Washington Tacoma’s Carwein Auditorium, will feature a panel of local community experts and social service program providers to engage with community to discuss opportunities and efforts to help develop effective outcomes for the New Tacoma Neighborhood.
The panelists are: Allyson Griffith of Tacoma’s Community Based Services; Gerod Byrd of Safe Streets; Colin DeForrest, the Homeless Service Manager for City of Tacoma; Troy Christensen of Metropolitan Development Council and Lynette Scheidt of Friends of McKinley Parks. The discussion will be moderated by Korbett Mosesly.
People are invited to share their own experiences with local government and community leaders and participate in a dialog to learn more about resources, options and community solutions to homeless encampments.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating, however, is limited to 150 people, so people are encouraged to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-tacoma-homeless-encampment-forum-tickets-18244833789