On July 16, over 50 Ferguson residents, elected officials, business owners, and other community members participated in the first OurFerguson Community Workshop. This first workshop was all about learning what is most important to the community in this planning process. What should we focus on? What is most important? What are we missing? What would success look like? This workshop was just the beginning of these conversations, and we learned a great deal. Many thanks to everybody who was able to participate.
The workshop opened with a brief presentation about the OurFerguson comprehensive plan process from the planning team. The presentation introduced the planning process and approach, explained the role of this plan in relation other efforts in Ferguson, and provided a foundation for thinking about the city of Ferguson and its future.
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Following the presentation, the community participated in activities designed to start a conversation about what is important to address in the planning process. What are Ferguson’s assets? What are the city’s challenges? What is Ferguson today, and what do we want it to be in the future? Some of the pictures below highlight key themes in the discussion. The planning team is in the process of compiling these responses, which will be shared at future workshops.
This workshop was the first of four community meetings planned for the coming year. The planning team will also be coming to community events, working with community groups, and creating a survey to reach more voices and perspectives in the community. If you have any questions or ideas about who we should talk to, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.