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The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will host a community meeting to address the impacts of changing population dynamics on transportation in the county, Friday, May 4, from 7 to  9 a.m. at the American Legion Post #161’s Round Table Breakfast, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada.

Guest speaker Steve Durian, Transportation and Engineering Director for Jefferson County, will discuss transportation funding challenges and alternative modes of transportation in the county. He oversees the county’s transportation planning, traffic engineering and major project budgeting and construction, and also serves on the Denver Regional Council of Governments Transportation Advisory Committee.

Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. and is $8; coffee is $1. Speaker presentation is at 7:20 a.m.

The meeting is the third in a series based on the results of a 2017 review of demographic changes in the county. Meetings on Health Care and Economics were held previously.

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Visit www.lwvjeffco.org, call 303-238-0032 or email info@lwvjeffco.org for more information.