The Montrose Forum is a weekly gathering of community members who come to listen to different area speakers discuss matters of local interest. The group meets each Wednesday from 8 – 9 a.m. at Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, 1521 Oxbow Drive. Begun two years ago by Ted Dickinson and Jim Austin, the Forum has been intended as a means to educate locals about local issues and to encourage community involvement. Speakers come from local government, business and community organizations, and from the private sector. Audience participation is encouraged, and there is a question and answer period after each session. All are welcome to attend.
Past presentations have been given by the new Montrose City Manager, the new Superintendent of Schools, a representative from the area office of the Bureau of Land Management, and most recently, the president of the town’s Rotary Club, Adam Miller. During this discussion, Ted Dickinson asked the audience how to get more of the younger members of the community involved in local affairs. This fit well with Mr. Miller’s topic of encouraging collaboration between members of different generations.
Anyone with a desire to present a topic relevant to the Montrose community or who would like to see a certain subject discussed is encouraged to contact the Montrose Forum with their ideas.