The Steering Committee for the ENVISION Jefferson County Vision and Action plan will host the Community Summit June 19th from 7 to 9pm at the Brown Memorial Gymnasium. The Summit will present the information gathered from the three Community Conversation meetings held in late April and early May, as well as brief surveys from some hard to reach groups, and again ask the public to help move Jefferson County forward.
During the event, participants will be asked to shape a set of draft goals based on input from the first round of community input. The Steering Committee reviewed close to 1,300 issues and ideas and would like the community’s insight on describing the aspirations for moving the community forward. Participants will also draft actions to help the county reach these goals. The groups will form around the six initiative areas: advancing personal prosperity and community economic vitality; creating attractive, productive and desirable places; linking education with local opportunity; shaping a vibrant community through entertainment and the arts; building a positive community through collaboration and leadership; and promoting health, safety and wellbeing.
Nothing like this has ever happened before; an opportunity for a community-wide conversation on the future of Jefferson County.The Steering Committee encourages anyone who cares about the future of Jefferson County to come out to the Summit and get involved.
Following the Summit, the Steering Committee will review the input received and begin to draft the Vision and Action Plan. The committee will come back to the public in the early fall to present a draft of the plan during an open house meeting.