October 2016 EPWA Meeting: Citizens Mediation Services: A Court and Community Service in Five Southern Michigan Counties

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Weko Beach House


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed
Meeting Chairwoman:  Heidi Duncan

Weko Beach House


Dr. Sarah Dempsey
Citizens Mediation Services

Tuesday, October 18th

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by October 13th

Speaker Topic

This Presentation gives the listener an overview of the mediation process and its role in the justice system. Legislatively established, Citizen's Mediation Services is one of 19 alternative dispute centers throughout Michigan that are partially funded by the State Administrative Court Office. The Center trains volunteers to mediate civil, domestic and family matters and is currently on target to mediate 400+ cases this year.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Dempsey is a former VP of Instruction at Lake Michigan College and logged 30+ years in higher education before coming to Citizens Mediation Services. She has a Masters in Counseling from Marshall University and a Doctorate in Adult, Community and Higher Education from Ball State University. She has been a CMS for all of 5 months!

Weko Beach House
5301 Lake Street
Bridgman, MI 49106

Take Red Arrow Highway to the stop light at Lake Street and turn West. Follow lake Street until it ends at Weko Beach.

Meal Cost
$25 (Members and Visitors) Late reservations or payment at door will incur extra $10 fee.


Seasonal greens salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Boursin Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Beef Chuck Tender (GF)
Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)
Roasted Root Vegtables

Questions? Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at epwami@yahoo.com.

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to: EPWA c/o Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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