Meetings

  • Dates, times, and links for Advisory Committee meetings and Community Forums will be posted here as they are scheduled.
  • This page will also include links to videos of past Advisory Committee meetings and Community Forums after they have taken place.

Meetings

Police Reform and Reinvention Committee

Through the end of March, advisory committee meetings will be held without a public comment period.  The public will be invited to comment at community forums as scheduled.  This approach allows the Committee a full two hours for discussion and collaboration, and gives community members time to process and comment during the forums.  As always, meetings of the advisory committee and community forums will be webcast live and archived for viewing on the town website.

  • Thursday, October 15, 6:00 pm
  • Monday, November 9, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 19, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 10, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 17, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:00 pm

Community Forum

  • Thursday, October 29, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 12, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 3, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February  4  18, 2021, 6:00 pm
    There will be no Police Reform & Reinvention Collaborative Community Forum Thursday, 2/4 as Advisory Committee Members will be reviewing the draft together and working to detail recommendations and plans for implementing feasible, high impact ideas; community members are welcome to continue to submit comments and experiences through the online portal and to Robin Nagengast directly: http://www.townofbethlehem.org/879/Resources. Committee meetings and Community Forums are webcast live and archived for viewing.

Agendas and Minutes

The most recent agenda is posted in advance of each meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda
Archived Agendas

Videos

Video recordings are available on the Town meeting web portal.

Update from Supervisor David VanLuven
The Police Reform & Reinvention Advisory Committee’s first meeting on Oct 15 was long but very productive.  I was so impressed by the caliber of the Committee’s comments and how quickly it became clear that we all share a common interest in making Bethlehem a more fair, just, and equitable community.  It was also nice to have our Police Department participating as a supportive, engaged partner in the Collaborative effort, something I hope is the case in other communities as well.

Future Meetings & Community Forums
We are booking the Town calendar to reserve every Thursday through December for alternating Advisory Committee meetings and Community Forums.  We can decide as we move forward how many of these meetings to have (and which to shift when they conflict with holidays), but we are locking in the dates so they’re available.

If you are unable to participate in the community forums or advisory committee public comment periods, please use this form to share ideas and experiences.