Our Community: A Conversation with Commissioner JoJuan Armour, The Mayor’s Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence
The first in a series of initiatives to get the community involved with the city of Toledo to strategize best practices in gun violence prevention will be a townhall-style meeting at Scott High School, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, JoJuan Armour, commissioner of The Mayor’s Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, announced today.
“This is the first of many steps to move forward, working with the community to talk about the root causes, social determinants, and resources to support the overall initiative,” Mr. Armour said. “We want to go directly to the community to find out their concerns and ideas of how to move toward a safer Toledo. This is part of the city’s comprehensive approach to address the root causes of gun violence as a public health crisis.”
Gun violence has increased nationwide and within Toledo, which is why Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz created The Mayor’s Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence.
“Working in tandem with other resources already in use, and combined with new partnerships we are forging in the community, will can deter the violence we have seen in Toledo,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz said. “As I said last year, this initiative is aimed at reducing gun violence by addressing it as a public health crisis. We will never eradicate gun violence, or even make a dent into it, unless we focus on the root causes and the social determinants.”
Residents may attend this event in-person or virtually. Please use the links below to register: