Lafayette Square Strategic Plan Update (And another chance to share your thoughts!)

From the Strategic Plan Committee

We would (still) love to hear from you about the draft of the Strategic Plan. In recognition of the challenges we’re all facing and the changes in neighborhood meetings and communication, we’ve extended the comment  period for the Strategic Plan.

The community comment period for the Strategic Plan is ongoing, and the Strategic Plan virtual launch event will be November 15, 2020 from 3-5pm.  This virtual launch will provide a brief review, summarize feedback, respond to questions, and celebrate this community milestone. At that time, we will call for volunteers to join committees as we move to implement the Strategic Plan’s goals and objectives over the next 5 years.

Here are the links to all the details and form you’ll need to share your input, volunteer to be part of the ongoing project, and learn all about the Lafayette Square Strategic Plan:

Short Description of the Plan (Two easy to scan pages that summarize the plan beautifully)

A Member at Large Volunteer Interest Form for anyone interested in serving on the Implementation Committee. We hope you’ll join us!

The Full-Length Draft of the Plan for those who want to dive into the details.

Prior to the virtual launch event on November 15, 2020 from 3-5pm 20 signs will be placed around the park to get your feedback by using the QR code on the signs. Check them out (and encourage your neighbors to do the same!)

If you would like to provide feedback without walking the park the 10 questions are available  here: bit.ly/GrowTheSq.

 

We need feedback on the Plan and the goals that have been identified:

1.) Improving coordination between the community organizations that represent us

2.) Enhancing neighborhood safety: Encouraging Historic Preservation and neighborhood character

3.) Bringing people together

4.) Supporting neighborhood livability

The Strategic Plan also lays out objectives and actions to get to those goals and suggests time frames for reaching them.  What do you think about the objectives listed?  About the time frames?  Too fast?  Too slow?

What do you think of the potential funding strategies to stabilize the neighborhood financially such as new events and fundraising undertaken by our residents?

What do you think of the idea of hiring a part time volunteer coordinator?

Things are already starting:  The new website for better coordination, connection and better community interface; the recent Community Involvement Survey seeking volunteers, and the beginning of a new resident welcoming plan.

 

We encourage you to review the Strategic Plan and send your responses to strategicplan@lafayettesquare.org

Here’s that link to the full-length Strategic Plan – https://bit.ly/2ZZ9KjI

There is so much opportunity ahead!

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