1Berkshire Announces Seventh Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19: The Deeper Strains on Community

1Berkshire Announces Seventh Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19: The Deeper Strains on Community

June 1st, 2020 – Pittsfield, MA – After six highly attended and dynamic Virtual Town Halls, 1Berkshire has announced its seventh conversation, to be held on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 10 AM, with a focus on The Deeper Strains on Community. Moderated by 1Berkshire Director of Economic Development, Benjamin Lamb, this panel will include Janis Broderick, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Dr. Barbara Malkas, Superintendent of North Adams Public Schools, Kelly Marion, CEO of Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, and Candace Winkler, President and CEO of Berkshire United Way

This panel of organizational and educational leadership represents several of the key community resources that we rely on as a region and aspects of life in the Berkshires that are being critically impacted by COVID-19. By bringing their knowledge, experience, and outlook in this forum, attendees will get a candid and vital update and overview of how the current COVID-19 related changes are impacting organizations, individuals, families, and more across the region.  This panel of key stakeholders is guaranteed to give attendees added layers of important insight as we address these core community needs.

“As we look at the impacts of COVID-19 and the stay at home situation we have been in since March, we cannot fully address our economic challenges without simultaneously addressing core social and community issues. Our region has gone through immense challenges along these lines before, so it’s imperative that we learn from our past, recognize our present, and strategize for our future” stated Benjamin Lamb.

1Berkshire plans to hold Town Hall sessions weekly on Fridays at 10 AM, so be sure to visit https://1berkshire.com/virtual-town-hall for upcoming events, and to tune into recordings of past sessions. 1Berkshire Virtual Town Halls are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/2MfVDzz for the Friday, June 5th session.

About 1Berkshire

1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers and works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.