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HOLYOKE -- The state Senate's Millennial Engagement Initiative rolls into Holyoke Community College today at 2:30 p.m.The discussion with students and young professionals is set for Room 303 in the college's Kittredge Center for Business & Workforce Development, 303 Homestead Ave.
That means that this is the latest stop as state and city officials seek to learn the topics and issues of most importance to the generation of those born between the early 1980's and around 2000.
The discussion with students and young professionals is set for Room 303 in the college's Kittredge Center for Business & Workforce Development, 303 Homestead Ave.
State Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, has been chose by Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, to lead the statewide effort to reach out to the millennial generation.
Joining Lesser, who at 30 is the state Senate's youngest member, in leading the discussion will be Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, 27, who was elected in 2011 at 22.
"Holyoke is a city on the rise, and young people are an essential part of its energy, innovation and future," Lesser said in a press release from Morse's office Friday.
"That's why I'm looking forward to bringing the Senate's Millennial Engagement Initiative to Holyoke Community College, where we can hear directly from Holyoke's young people about the issues most important to them," he said.
Morse said in the press release that students and young professionals have the chance in such meetings to tell officials the issues they are passionate about.
"I am looking forward to hearing from Holyoke's young people about the issues that matter to them. It is so important to have young people engaged in the issues of our city, our state, and our country, and both Sen. Lesser and I believe this talented generation can really make an impact," Morse said.