The forum presenters/panelists are Moderator- Joyce Davis, WITF Senior Advisor; Opening Remarks Joseph Robinson, Executive Director, Martin Luther Kind Development Institute; Keynote Speaker - Gilbert Moore, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Justice Department; Closing Remarks- The Honorable Richard A. Lewis, Dauphin County President Judge and former District Attorney.
Panelists include: The Reverend Ron Tilley, Executive Director, Firm Foundation; Sylvia Maldonado Beury, Client Service Coordinator, Center for Employment Education and Entrepreneurial Development; Thomas Kuller, Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development; Captain Pierre Ritter - City of Harrisburg Police Department; Robert Martin, Susquehanna Township Chief of Police; Tawana Waugh Policy Analyst, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Justice Department.
Commenting on the second Blueprint for Prosperity Forum: Options for a Safer Community, Robinson said, "The MLK Leadership Development Institute is pleased to facilitate another opportunity for conversation among a broad based citizenry. We expect this forum to yield access to much needed information and resources to aid everyone's efforts to create safer communities."
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute was organized by the Interdenominational Ministers Conference (IMC) of Greater Harrisburg in 2008. The institute provides a forum for young professionals to receive supplemental instruction aimed at making them more marketable and competitive in the local economy. The LDI also seeks to empower individuals committed to exercising creative leadership to address the challenges endemic to underserved communities.
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