Community Media Leaders, Topinka
Discusses Finances, Outreach
CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka recently met with representatives from community news media organizations to discuss state finances and identify ways that they can work together to serve residents. Specifically, Topinka met with more than twenty community news reporters, editors, and Consulate leaders to discuss ways in how the state can better serve and communicate with ethnic communities. Topinka also highlighted The Ledger, an online financial portal of state government, and financial initiatives in her office like Take Charge Illinois outreach programs, that are available to provide assistance. “Ethnic, neighborhood, and specialized media outlets play a critical role in educating the public because of the amount of trust invested in them from the individual communities they serve,” Topinka said. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – what is important is that communication from your state government is accessible, and we are able to meet the needs of our residents.” Topinka plans to hold similar meetings in the coming months. For more information on any of the programs from the State Comptroller’s Office, visit illinoiscomptroller.com/
Photo by: Teresa J. Potasiak
In photo above: State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka opening up discussion at the Community Media Reception.