Workshop #2 took place at the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center on Oct. 21, 2019. With around 60 community members in attendance, the meeting started with a presentation that was designed to give those new to the process some background, as well as provide updates on where the planning team is currently at for everyone in the room.
Following the presentation, the workshop and feedback process began.
Workshop: “Open House” style
Neighbors at the meeting were asked to visit the five different topic area boards placed around the room and have a discussion about the varying topic areas: development; housing and neighborhoods; jobs & the economy; parks & the outdoors; and transportation & mobility. A member of the planning team was on hand to discuss each topic area, moderate discussion, and work through potential solutions with community members. Via post-it notes, attendees also had the ability to put into writing comments around assets and challenges for each area, data that is still being analyzed and processed by the planning team. This invaluable data will help inform the policy of the process going forward as the final plan is produced.
A handful of activities from the first workshop were also available for neighbors, such as the headline activity where participants were asked what a headline they’d like to see in the 2040 Ferguson Times would be.
The data that was used at the various topic boards is below. Clicking on them will allow you to view full size images.
Over 20 community Aspirations and youth surveys were also collected in person at the meeting. If you haven’t taken the survey either in person or online yet, click here to do so! Your participation helps to inform the process!
Pictures from the meeting