Newsletter #32-COMMUNITY VISIONING RESULTS
Dow Foundation approved a grant of $100,000 in support of the Saginaw
County Vision 2020 “One Thousand Leaders Initiative”. Learn more
from the June 2002 newsletter of the Saginaw County Vision 2020 web site
has two new building complexes committed for downtown with a total cost
of $252 million. One project includes construction of a 35-story
office tower and renovating an historic hotel for $160 million.
The other is a 204,000 square foot federal Courthouse Complex costing
Mike Dow, has formed a “Smart Growth” Committee to increase downtown
redevelopment and halt sprawl at Mobile’s western suburban edge.
The committee is considering a wide range of issues that can make Mobile
more attractive for new home construction. Mobile Today-7/8/02
NC-Vision 2020 has begun an
e-mail newsletter as they begin the 3rd year of
implementation. The first issue focused on an alliance for
affordable housing and enhancing telecommunication.
first Phase of proposed Harrisburg Polytechnic Institute will be the
Harrisburg Polytechnic Preparatory School. The prep school will
open in the fall of 2003 with 125 freshmen and then add a like amount of
freshmen each year. The Harrisburg School District has signed a
contract to allow the school to open. A school district official
said, “This memo signals a decision on the part of the community to
serve students in a way that will change their lives”. Patriot
News - 7/10/2002
incubator is underway at the Harrisburg-area technology Park. This
is the first project from the $32.8 million state grant for life
sciences in Central Pennsylvania. Central Penn Business
CURACAO, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES-Vishon
Korsóu has begun an e-mail newsletter. The June issue focused on
fortifying the relationship with the island government, alliance and
planning for the 3rd Annual Implementation Celebration on
August 15, 2002.
Wachovia Corporation has announced that employees may use four hours of
paid time each month to volunteer in community service, education and
parental involvement in education. Wachovia has a workforce of
82,000 associates. Charlotte Business-Journal-6/25/2002
volume of air cargo at Memphis International Airport is up almost 45%
this year. It is likely that Memphis will be ranked as the world’s
busiest air cargo airport for the 11th year in a row in 2002.
Memphis Business-Journal 6/25/2002
COUNTY, NC-On July 11, 2002,
had a record attendance at the
Community Meeting for their size community with 402 in attendance.
On July 29, 26, and August 2 & 9, the Vision Task Force completed the
draft Strategic Plan. From August 26 –October 28, the draft will
be presented to many organizations requesting input on the draft.
August 19-21, 2002, “FOR A BETTER TOMORROW” will begin the
creation of the first seven Strategic Alliances.
is beginning on a new Comprehensive Plan for Schuylkill County.
The Schuylkill County Conservatory said, “The idea of having a great
deal of public input is a good one. However, you should be
reminded of the fact the Schuylkill County’s VISION already did this and
the resulting VISION document’s Infrastructure Priority Strategy already
gives an excellent outline." POTTSVILLE
NC-At the July 11, 2002
Wilkes Vision 2020 3rd Annual Implementation Community
Meeting, the following activities were reported:
Wilkes County, Wilkesboro,
and North Wilkesboro adopted an investment policy to help attract jobs
The elected official
alliance continues to meet quarterly to improve communication among the
different government entities.
Wilkes County adopted a
growth management plan.
The Recreation, Arts &
Cultural Development Alliance reported:
Created database of Wilkes
County recreational facilitates and activities.
List local recreation
activities monthly in a newspaper.
availability of recreational activities in Wilkes by age group.
Art and Cultural
Identified number of
people involved on an annual basis in arts, cultural and entrainment
events in Wilkes County.
venues throughout county where cultural events are not easily
Creating an annual
calendar of events for every arts & cultural event throughout the
Entertainment and Mapping
Created database of all
shopping, restaurant and entertainment area in Wilkes County.
Through mapping, determine
areas of shopping, restaurant and entertainment needs throughout
populated areas of Wilkes.
Will continue to use
mapping to encourage development of shopping, restaurants and
entertainment areas of Wilkes County.
An Education Alliance has
focused on increasing the grade 9-12 graduate rate by 3% each year.
The Alliance formed three teams to involve the student, faith community
and business community.
The Literacy Alliance has
seen dramatic increases in the number of students (up 50%) and number of
hours the student is in the classroom (up 200%)
Vision Directors of Luke Planning’s clients are meeting in Atlanta on
October 10-12, 2002 to share implementation ideas and opportunities.
VISIONING REPORTS, the
Community Strategic Planning Process, and client web sites can be
reviewed from the menu below. Luke Planning, Inc. provides
facilitation for Community Vision and Community Strategic Planning.
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