Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Community Solutions Program Launches

The nonprofit Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County will launch its new, free Community Solutions program at an event on May 18, 5:30-7 pm. There will be a press conference, followed by a reception. The event will be at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane, 2nd floor, Bethesda, MD 20814).

The new program is designed to help civic associations, community groups, nonprofits and local government agencies tackle controversial problems that affect multiple parties and develop mutually acceptable solutions. It is the only program of its kind in Maryland and one of just a handful in the nation.

CRCMC volunteers will work with meeting conveners to ensure that all affected groups are represented and will facilitate meetings – ensuring that participants have a chance to speak, their ideas are recorded in writing, and any agreements reached are written using their words. The program, which is free to groups throughout the County, is funded by the Office of the County Executive and the State of Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO).

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