02/09/15 11:45 p.m.
About 300 people went to Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay for a public forum Monday night. The forum discussed the ADAMHS Board’s proposed addiction recovery home at 1900 Greendale Ave. Those in attendance were put in small groups and shared their thoughts based on prompts from professional facilitator Steve Cady, an Organizational Development professor at Bowling Green State University.
ADAMHS Executive Director Precia Stuby said the data collected from forum tonight will be very beneficial to the board.
Audio: Precia Stuby
Stuby said relocating the recovery home is definitely a possibility. At this point she said the board is not leaning one way or the other, but are looking forward to learning from the community input gathered tonight.
Tom Drake is the spokesperson for the Save Our Neighborhoods opposition group.
Audio: Tom Drake
Drake said he hopes that people have a better understanding of where the group is coming from following the forum. He said the group will continue to distribute save our neighborhoods signs and campaign against the home until the ADAMHS Board makes their decision.
There will be a debriefing meeting at St. Michael’s next Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. The board is hoping to make a decision by their Feb. 24 meeting.
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About 300 people gathered in the Winebrenner auditorium and worked in small groups to air their concerns about the ADAMHS Board’s proposed addiction recovery home in Findlay.
Attendees shared what they were mad, sad and glad about in regard to the home, their neighborhood and the process in which they received information and then voted on what they agreed with.
Facilitator Steve Cady calls on group spokespeople to share common themes mentioned in their groups.