La Porte, IN, October 24, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- On Friday, October 25, from 6-8 PM, the public is invited to attend a free dinner and conversation with Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian and State Representative Pat Boy. The two local politicians will join moderator Nate Loucks for a community conversation on issues impacting LaPorte County.
Senator Tallian has been a member of the Indiana State Senate from the 4th District (including most of Michigan City, Long Beach, Westville, Chesterton, and Portage) since 2005. Before joining the Senate, Tallian served her community in a variety of capacities, including serving as counsel to the Porter County Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Portage Township Trustee, the Portage Fire Department Merit Board, and the Portage Police Department Merit Board. Tallian was an adjunct professor at Valparaiso University Law School and taught insurance law. In the Senate, she has focused her energy on issues important to working families, including labor issues, health care, property tax reform, and environmental protection.
State Representative Patricia (Pat) Boy is a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, serving District 9 (including Michigan City, Westville, Long Beach, and parts of Porter County) since 2018. From 2004-2018, Boy was a member of the City Council of Michigan City. Representative Boy is a current member and past president of both the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of LaPorte County and the Rotary Club of Michigan City. She has been a supporter and is now a full member of the LaPorte County Chapter of the NAACP.
"We are thrilled to have Senator Tallian and Representative Boy join us for Discussion Over Dinner," said moderator Nate Loucks. "We hope that having these community conversations helps further meaningful conversations in LaPorte County and provides access to leaders and experts on various topics. We believe that better conversations help create better communities."
Discussion Over Dinner guests enjoy a delicious dinner and then have the opportunity to text questions to the panel during the 90-minute conversation. Registration to attend Discussion Over Dinner is encouraged, but not mandatory. The public can register through the Discussion Over Dinner Facebook page, the Discussion Over Dinner website, or by calling State Street Community Church at (219) 5757-7182. These events are streamed live through Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope, and podcasted afterward.
About Discussion Over Dinner: Discussion Over Dinner is a regular community conversation hosted and underwritten by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center in LaPorte, Indiana. The concept is simple: eat, talk, listen, and learn. These events take place at State Street Community Church at 209 State Street in LaPorte. For more information or to register to attend for free, visit www.discussionoverdinner.com.