Imagine Lincoln City: City Engaging Citizens to Plan for the Future
From: Lincoln City Community Development Director Richard Townsend
Imagine Lincoln City is a community engagement program with one overarching goal – to create a guiding vision for the way our community looks, feels, and functions over the next twenty years based on input from the people who live, work, play, and visit here.
This project will create a framework for future decision-making, investment, and collaboration. It will be an exciting and engaging process that could lead to transformative change. City staff with the help of consultants JRO and Company, volunteers and community partners are leading the project. Over the coming months we intend to identify shared community goals and aspirations by engaging people from all walks of life.
We’re excited to establish the first shared vision for Lincoln City! Over 50 years ago, Lincoln City incorporated, joining together six small communities. One of the goals of this project is to preserve what people love most about these “pearls,” while also addressing needs or aspirations for our future together.
A Vision Team made up of members representing community groups is going to help guide the project. Tools to make collecting community input as easy as possible will allow everyone to share ideas. Opportunities will include meetings, community events, interviews, presentations to community groups, online surveys, idea boxes located throughout the city, open houses, social media, and more. An online survey is available now at:
http://bit.ly/ImagineLC or just click here.
People who complete the survey will have a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! For a complete list of upcoming activities and engagement opportunities, visit the project website at www.imaginelincolncity.org or just click here.
As we consider the future of our community, think BIG! Big ideas might include a new direction for the city, major new programs, expansive service, utility, and transportation improvements, environment, transforming projects in arts, culture, or the environment, recreation, education, and living accommodations. The ideas received during through the end of October will go directly to policy makers and city staff, who will refine them into a draft vision for community review.
For more information, visit www.imaginelincolncity.org, click here, or call (541)996-1227, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.