The Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government is located in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights at Lafayette College
Part of Meyner Center’s forum on local government

As part of Lafayette College Meyner Center‘s 11th Annual Forum on Local Government, the police chief and first selectman of Newtown, Conn., will discuss on Wednesday, May 29 the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December that left 20 adults and six children dead.

Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe and First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra will talk about the challenges of leading a community rocked by violence during a 1 p.m. presentation titled, “Rebuilding in the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook Tragedy.”

Kehoe and Llodra were thrust onto the national stage after their town suffered a horrific elementary school massacre on Dec. 14, 2012. It was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, and was the second deadliest mass murder at an American elementary school.

The hour presentation will be held in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Room 104 and is free and open to the public.

This year’s forum, “Local Government Under Extreme Stress” is sponsored by Lafayette Ambassador Bank and T&M Associates.

The Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government educates students about the importance of state and local governments and encourages them to participate in state and local affairs as volunteers, interns and future leaders. It engages in local, regional, national and international public service, providing training, and outreach to state and local governments and civic organizations.

For more information contact David Woglom, associate director for public service, at


Kathleen Parrish
Associate Director of Media Relations
Lafayette College
Communications Division
Easton, PA 18042

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