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Committees being formed in 'Call to Action' forum

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Dozens of community members from the twin cities come out to brainstorm on how to make the valley a better place to live.

Back in December, the University of Nebraska - Omaha hosted its first 'Call To Action' meeting in Scottsbluff to discuss big issues affecting western Nebraskans.

On Thursday night, dozens of people attended the second of these meetings to figure out what steps are needed to *do something* about the issues.

County Attorney Doug Warner says crime rates are getting out of control, and many in attendance are concerned about improving education for our children.
 
"I'm here tonight because I care about my future children being active in this community and I want this community to flourish in the future," says Jordan Colwell, a R.N. at Regional West Medical Center.
 
"I'm here because the community needs help," says small business owner Scott Shaver. "And I think one of the things we need to do is get the government out of the way. So if I can do that in any way- I will. So I'm here."
 
"From our point of view, we want to make the community as attractive as possible to businesses that are looking at the community," adds Rawnda Pierce of Twin Cities Development. "We want to future out ways to keep our youth in our community instead of always leaving the community."

At the conclusion of the meeting, several people volunteered to be on an executive committee that will oversee six smaller subgroups.

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