The residents of the city of Merrill and the surrounding areas of Lincoln county Wisconsin continue to talk, listen, and work together on “Building Merrill Together,” a now-ongoing public discussion program hosted by the T.B. Scott Library in Merrill and supported as well by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service (WIPPS), a unit of the University of Wisconsin Extension and UW Colleges.
The next installment of this monthly discussion program, initiated in late 2016 with the support of the Interactivity Foundation, will be held Monday, May 14, 2018, at 6 pm at the T.B. Scott Library in Merrill. The topic for this discussion will be “Exploring Ecological Resilience & Cultural Sustainability.”
In April, the program for this series was the local premier of the film “Straight Forward: the Truth About Addiction“, followed by a group discussion of ways to support those in recovery and other issues related to drug addiction.
In addition to the monthly discussions, the Building Merrill Together program now has seven different “action teams” focused on exploring and working toward a number of more specific policy ideas and initiatives in the Merrill area. You can find out more about these actions teams and about the discussion program overall on the Building Merrill Together page on the Library website.