The second Let's Get Creative meeting to define and begin four new St. Albans area projects will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the People's Trust on Kingman Street.
FRANKLIN COUNTY'S CREATIVE ECONOMICS
The first public forum on the creative economy held April 11 posed the question, If you could make any change to the St. Albans community and economy, what would it be? Participants discussed the local economy, community life, and culture of St. Albans with a group of leaders from around the state who are interested in helping the city build on its opportunities.
The ideas at that first meeting covered a range of possibilities, from arts in Taylor Park to a St. Albans promotional program targeted at visitors from Montreal to a local cooperative that helps individuals access technology services (including affordable high-speed Internet). In all, about 20 ambitious ideas were suggested.
On May 2, the Vermont Council on Rural Development will present the full list of ideas from April 11 and will ask St. Albans to choose 4 priority projects. There will be an opportunity to adjust the ideas list before the vote, so if you missed the first forum you haven't missed the chance to put your ideas on the table. The public forum will take place from 6:30 pm 9:15 pm, Tuesday, May 2, at the People's Trust Company building on Kingman Street. Call Karen Bresnahan (802.524.1500) for more info.
The final Let's Get Creative meeting later in May will build the plans and begin implementing the four downtown projects.
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Dick Harper, Chair
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Highgate Springs, VT 05460