I’m busy helping out with an exciting new initiative, the GroWNC Steering Committee, and I invite you to be a part:
GroWNC, Western North Carolina’s Livable Communities Initiative, is a 3-year project to develop local and regional strategies for economic prosperity, quality growth, and sustainable development. A consortium of local governments, non-profit organizations, and businesses will seek significant input from residents of the region, gather existing and historical data, and synthesize it to create a vision of the future. GroWNC will allow local governments, businesses, non-profits, citizens, and others to realize unprecedented regional coordination on jobs, energy, housing, transportation, resources, and other interconnected issues. Together we will draw on existing plans and strategies to develop a plan to foster economic prosperity through a regional vision that identifies implementable projects and actions.
GroWNC Community meetings will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the following locations:
May 15, 2012 – Hendersonville – City Operations Center
May 16, 2012 – Haywood County – Haywood Community College
May 17, 2012 – Buncombe County – Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center
May 30, 2012 – Transylvania County – Transylvania County Public Library
These meetings will allow the GroWNC project team to bring ideas for our region’s economic prosperity, quality growth, and sustainable development to the public, while providing a forum for feedback. Enjoy local food and music while taking a spin around our region and sharing your thoughts.
If you’d like to get involved, please visit GroWNC.com for more information, to sign up as a volunteer or to join as a GroWNC Consortium Member, you’ll be glad you did.