Spirited Discussions

Alexis Knapp

KAWC is pleased to host author and Arizona Science Desk Reporter, Melissa Sevigny for our next Spirited Discussion!  Sevigny will read from her book, Mythical River, and discuss with attendees pertinent issues that it raises.  Mythical River explores the history of the Colorado River Basin, including the science and policies that are integral to the current state of water in the West.   

Our next Spirited Discussions forum on Wednesday, April 15 will discuss Healthcare in Yuma: Expanding Options.

Guests

The first 2015 Spirited Discussions forum on Friday, January 30 will discuss JTED (Joint Technical Education District)--What Happens Next?

Guests (subject to change):
Tom Tyree, Yuma County School Superintendent
The Honorable Russ Jones, State Representative
Roger Nelson, JTED Board Chairman
Frank West, GM Desert Proving Ground

Our forum will be moderated by KAWC's Lou Gum.

James Anderson / Jim Anderson Photography

Arizona Edition - KAWC recently kicked off a series of events designed to bring citizens together with the civic leaders and local experts on topics that impact and shape the community. They’re called Spirited Discussions and are hopefully a relaxing and enlightening civic engagement experience for those that attend.

KAWC hopes to conduct Spirited Discussions every couple of months.

The inaugural KAWC Spirited Discussions forum will feature newly elected Mayor of Yuma, Douglas J. Nicholls, at 5 pm on Thursday, February 13, at River City Grill, 600 W 3rd Street.  Mayor Nicholls will be discussing his priorities for the city and his early observations since taking office. 

River City Grill, the host venue for the first Spirited Discussions forum, will have a cash bar available, as well as appetizers, in keeping with the relaxed nature of the event.