GCDP hosting series about local problems, strategies


FAIRBORN — The Greene County Democratic Party is hosting a series of presentations called “Local Problems? Local Strategies.”

The presentations are free and open to the public and aim to educate and inform participants about civic issues of local importance. GCDP Chair Kim McCarthy hopes the session attract new voters and emerging local leaders to invest in their communities.

The first “Local Problems? Local Strategies” presentation will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Fairborn Library Community Meeting Room, 1 East Main Street, Fairborn. Two Ohio Democratic leaders, Spencer Dirrig and Sophia Rodriguez, will present “Local Strategies for Building the Base,” sharing successful strategies they have used to involve young and diverse voters — and support emerging local leaders of any age — in Delaware and Mercer counties.

Dirrig is the vice president of the Young Ohio Democrats and works as the political director of the Ohio Environmental Council. Rodriguez is the chair of the Mercer County Democratic Party, works as a Spanish teacher and local restaurant owner, and has served on the Celina City Council. She received the endorsement of the OEC Action Fund in her recent run for the Ohio House of Representatives.

“Sophia and Spencer’s enthusiasm is infectious, they both have a clear focus on the future of Ohio communities,” said Krista Magaw, organizer of this event.

Future presentations are in the works, including a presentation March 23 by Greene County Sheriff Scott Anger, who will share his vision for his department.

For more information, email [email protected].

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