Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. (PBICVR) will hold the Coffee with the Chiefs Community Program from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave., in meeting rooms A&B.


The scheduled speakers are Rebecca C. Newby, a teacher at Watson Chapel Junior High School, and Leslie Dorn, executive director of United Way of Southeast Arkansas.


“Coffee with the Chiefs was intentionally designed in 2005 for members of the clergy because of their position and ability to share information with his or her congregation,” according to a news release.


It was also set up to provide an opportunity for law enforcement and fire safety officials to directly connect and interact with faith leaders and residents.


Pine Bluff Mayor and City Council members have the opportunity to share reports, updates and other valuable information beneficial to the community. Clergy members and residents can also exchange ideas for the reduction of crime, arson and other safety issues.


The Pine Bluff Distinguished Service Awards are also presented which recognize residents, law enforcement, fire and emergency services, city and county personnel for exceptional service provided to the public. Service nomination applications are available by calling 870-730-1131 by the 15th of each month. The meeting is open to the public.