COLLINSVILLE. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is inviting local residents to attend the first meeting of her Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Monday, June 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School, located at 145 West St. in Edwardsville.
“As a 25-year educator and a mom to two teenagers in the public school system, ensuring a quality education for all local students is very important to me,” said Stuart. “My Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee allows me to sit down together with educators, administrators, teachers, parents and concerned citizens to talk about how state policies can improve our local schools. To me, that means fair funding for local schools, keeping dollars in the classroom, and ensuring that our children are safe at school, but I want to know what that means to others in my community.”
Stuart’s Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet throughout the year to discuss pending legislation in Springfield, local issues and ideas for future legislation. In addition to her education committee, Stuart has or will be forming citizens’ advisory committees focusing on public safety, healthcare, senior citizen issues, veterans’ issues, good government and women’s issues.
“I believe that the best policies and best ideas arise when members of the community collaborate and share ideas,” Stuart added. “My citizens’ advisory committees give me the opportunity to bring members of the community together to brainstorm ways in which we can make government work for us.”
Residents interested in learning more about or joining Stuart’s committees should contact her office at (618) 365-6650 or [email protected].
— From the Illinois Business Journal