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National Commission Hosts Fourth Public Meeting on National, Public, & Military Service in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted: May 15, 2018

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

National Commission Hosts Fourth Public Meeting on National, Public, & Military Service in Jacksonville, Florida

 

Public is invited to share thoughts and ideas to expand service on May 17 in Jacksonville

 

Jacksonville, FL – The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is visiting Jacksonville, Florida on May 18. Florida is the fourth stop in a two-year effort to find ways to increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and to review the military selective service process.

 

The Commission invites members of the public to share their thoughts and ideas on encouraging and inspiring more Americans to serve at the Commission’s public meeting taking place from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Adam Herbert Center at the University of North Florida.

 

WHO:    Mr. Harrison Conyers, Military Affairs and Veterans Services Supervisor, City of Jacksonville

                Ms. Michelle Barth, Regional Director for Senator Nelson

                Mr. Bill Filipsic, Jacksonville City Coordinator, Team Rubicon

                Ms. Debra Wada, Vice Chair for Military Service and Commissioner

                Mr. Steven Barney, Commissioner

                Ms. Shawn Skelly, Commissioner

 

WHAT:    Public Meeting of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

 

WHEN:    Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:  University of North Florida, Adam Herbert Center, Room 1027, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

    

RSVP:      The event is OPEN Press. Please RSVP with name, position (reporter, camera, photographer, etc.), media outlet, email, and phone for each person planning to come to media@inspire2serve.gov.  

 

The bipartisan, 11-member Commission was created by Congress to develop recommendations on ways to increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and on the military selective service process. Over the course of the next two years, the Commission will be reaching out and listening to the American public. The Commission hopes to ignite a national conversation about the importance of service as it develops recommendations for Congress, the President, and the American people by March 2020.

 

During its visit to Jacksonville, Florida, the Commission will hear from students, veterans, and government, nonprofit, business, and civic leaders. The Commission will also visit the Mayport Naval Station. The visit to Jacksonville will highlight the city’s initiatives and programs that engage citizens in national, public, and military service.

 

The Commission invites the public to share their thoughts and ideas on its website www.inspire2serve.gov or via its request for comments published in the Federal Register. Please join the digital conversation on service by following the Commission on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Inspire2ServeUS, on Twitter @Inspire2ServeUS, or following the hashtag #Inspire2Serve.

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