Here’s the basic itinerary for the community meeting that the Westwood Coalition is hosting on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9 am – 12 noon at Westwood United Methodist Church:
First, and importantly, we will have water and coffee. Feel free to bring a snack if you’ll need sustenance besides our dialogue.
Second, yes, it really is three hours long. Can’t stay that long? Come for a while. We will get the most out of the conversation if you stay for the full session, of course.
There will be a short questionnaire and exhibit materials for you upon your arrival. We’ll start the program with a welcome and outline for the day with Coalition facilitator Mary Jenkins. Then we’ll have a short presentation by Cameron Ross of the city’s Planning department, about the research done to date and the context for Westwood’s business district revitalization effort. Next, we’ll break up into small, facilitated groups for focused discussion about aspects of the historic business district and its potential. We’ll end with some closing remarks about the process and date for the next community meeting. That’s it. It’s a lot to ask our neighbors to come to a three hour meeting but we expect it to include meaningful information sharing and dialogue. We thank you for considering attendance. Bring a friend!