By: Diane Benjamin
The Town of Normal decided to let Chemberly Cummings throw her own event. According to media reports, 175 overall attended and only 75 attended the keynote speaker’s address.
I know from emails I received by FOIA some City of Bloomington employees attended.
This story has information about the sessions: https://blnnews.com/2019/09/20/this-explains-the-divide-in-america/
Keynote speaker sounds more divisive than inclusive:
Heartland Community College charged $905.00 Heartland
Walmart $53.64 Walmart
Jason’s Deli $1,446.40 Deli Food
More Jason’s Deli $1,160.52 Deli #2
KeyNote Speaker cost $9,000.00 Keynote
Another check for $2000 for travel was issued at the last Council meeting.
Grand Total: $14,565.56!
Chemberly wants to do this again next year!
Obviously diversity means divide, especially dividing you from your money.
Another $4,000.00 went to Art Work Chris Koos wanted Koos Art
Add that to the $150,000 spent on art in May of 2012: http://normal.org/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/837
Meanwhile, all this tossing away money means the roads don’t get fixed: