The King’s Chapel. Source: kingschapelnyc.org‎

It has long been the belief that the best way to effect positive change in your community is to get involved. To that end, the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association is hoping to inspire residents to get involved during its first meeting of the season, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. inside the King’s Chapel, corner of Quentin Road and East 27th Street.

The civic group will be hosting a panel, which will examine the topic: “Trying To Find New Ideas And New Blood To Address Neighborhood Issues.” The panelists will be comprised of the following:

  • Erik Engquist, Assistant Managing Editor, Crain’s New York Business
  • Chris Owens, Democratic State Committee Member, 52nd Assembly District
  • Rev. Michael Perry, Pastor, Our Lady of Refuge Church
  • Jumaane Williams, New York City Council Member, 45th Council District
  • Moderator, Jim Ivaliotis, President, Marine Park Civic Association

According to Ed Jaworski, president of the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic, “Brooklyn has seen a lot of political turmoil and change recently, and this part of the borough has many concerns. The underlying, essential thought of our forum is the question: ‘Who can we trust to open the windows and let in some new ideas, bring in new blood to address the problems and the tilted system?’”

Captain John Chell, the new commanding officer of the 61st Precinct, will also be introduced.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call (718) 375-9158.

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