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    Lynnae Flora, Deputy Director of Jefferson County Human Services, to speak on Suburbanization of Poverty Panel, March 18

    The face of poverty is changing. It is moving to the suburbs, including Jefferson County. Poverty and income inequality are now frequently in the news. What are the facts? How is it affecting us publicly and privately? What is being done about it? The public is invited to attend a special Jefferson County League of Women Voters panel to address the issue on Tuesday, March 18, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

    In light of the economic pressures of recent years, the League wanted to look at the public and private programs available to help people overcome poverty.

    The Jeffco LWV Suburbanization of Poverty Panel will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the hospital, located at 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood 80228. Panelists discussing programs and ideas include:

    • Chaer Robert, Program Manager for the Family Economic Security Program of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. Chaer is vice chair of the Colorado Social Legislation Committee, a coalition interested in legislation related to human needs and human services. 
    • Lynnae Flora, Deputy Director, Jefferson County Human Services. Lynnae oversees policy development, media communications, economic security and self-sufficiency efforts. 
    • Mag Strittmatter, The Action Center. During her tenure as Executive Director since 2006, The Action Center has increased its capacity to serve community needs by increased fundraising, more volunteers and community collaborations.  


    Reservations are not required and there is no charge. The panel discussion will be held in the hospital’s ground floor auditorium. Park and enter on the south side of the hospital. For more information, call Jessie at 303-423-2153.

    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that neither supports nor opposes candidates from any party. The League’s mission is to promote informed and active participation in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy after consideration by its members. To learn more about the Jeffco LWV, visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

    February 21, 2014

    Last Updated: 2-21-2014