Together Roswell Completes Community Engagement Program
February 2, 2020 – Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, the City of Roswell worked with the community to begin to develop its first city-wide strategic plan. The Vision and Engagement phase of this process included the “Get Together Roswell Listening & Learning Workshops”, pop-up events at community breweries, picnics, Downtown events, and a Day of the Dead celebration, small meetings and online activities. Following these initial workshops, over 150 community members gathered at the Together Roswell Community Summit to test the initial plan direction and establish a community-defined vision to guide future decision-making. Participants at the Summit were asked to reflect on a series of community value statements (also derived through the initial round of engagement) that define the type of community Roswell is today or intends to be in the future. Over 2,000 participants contributed more than 7,000 comments that will contribute directly to the strategic plan.
All input from the first phase of the Together Roswell process was captured through a master database. It was then categorized, analyzed and summarized by the planning team and compiled into the Vision and Engagement Report. This input will serve as the foundation for the city’s first strategic plan.
The Planning Phase will begin to more directly inform the City’s Strategic Plan with the input from the Vision and Engagement phase. This will focus on summarizing goals and priorities, drafting and revising the strategic plan until finalization, and finally, plan adoption and implementation.
Continue to check out the Together Roswell web site to stay involved and up-to-date on the strategic planning process!
Check out the link below to see what was heard during the Engagement Phase.