PFLAG Tulare and Kings Countiesis a volunteer group of parents, family and friends of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT). We welcome members of the GLBT community to our meetings and membership. We meet on the third Sunday of each month.
| Family HealthCare Network 305 East Center Street (Corner of Bridge Street) Visalia (Use the courtyard entrance on Bridge. Pedestrian gate is in the alley.)
| Sunday, May 20, 2012 3 – 5 pm
Amy Shuklian – Mayor of Visalia
Come meet, greet, and enjoy Amy Suklian, Mayor of Visalia. She will entertain us for a short time with her outstanding humor….besides being Mayor and having a day job, she is also a comedienne.
Following her comedic act…..we will have some time to learn about the opportunities that exist for us to help in Visalia and gain visibility for the LGBTQ and straight alllies.
After returning to Visalia in 1999, Amy worked with the city staff and founded the first dog park. She then became more involved in the community, serving on the parks and recreation commission, parks and recreation foundation board, and Valley Oak SPCA board. In 2007 Amy was elected to the city council after one unsuccessful try in 2005. She began going to city council meetings in March of 2005 and seven years later can brag that she has never missed any of them. She was re-elected in 2011 and voted Mayor by her council peers in December 2011 for a two year term. Amy is the first council person in the history of the city to hold monthly open office hours for constituents to drop in or to make an appointment. She has been doing this since January 2010.
|Refreshments will be served
|PFLAG provides a safe and confidential space place to talk about sexual orientation and gender identity, and works to build a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. There is no cost to attend, and membership is optional.
PFLAG Tulare and Kings Counties is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.