Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope will take part in a Foster Care Leadership Forum next week.

Organized by the Lubbock Interagency Adoption Council, the forum will take place on Tuesday, September 19 at Southcrest Baptist Church, located at 3801 S. Loop 289. The forum is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. The purpose of the forum is to share information about the current foster care shortage in West Texas. Participants include faith-based leaders, child welfare professionals, community leaders, and elected officials.

For additional information, call 745-3222.