A series of community workshops are coming up in March to further explore Imagine Corvallis 2040. Members of the public can attend any or all three workshops, which will take place on consecutive Saturdays in March.
Imagine Corvallis 2040 aims to produce a vision plan that can then be translated into a series of budget priorities and actions. Planners will develop metrics to assess progress toward the plan over time, which will ultimately inform major decisions in the city through 2040, as well as future updates of the city’s comprehensive plan and land development code. More information is posted online at www.corvallisoregon.gov/visiongoal.
Each workshop will be professionally facilitated by HDR Inc., a Portland-based consultant the city has retained to help develop the vision plan. Members of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Steering Committee, as well as other community members and city officials, will also take part in the workshops.
Each three-hour workshop will focus on two broad topics, ensuring a diverse array of idea sharing at each event. Here is the workshop schedule:
March 5 –1 to 4 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
• How We Engage and Support – Involvement, Equity, and Diversity
• How We Prosper and Innovate – Economy, Employment, and Innovation
March 12 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Ave.
• How We Learn and Thrive – Education, Health and Human Services, and Personal Growth
• How We Create and Celebrate – Arts, Culture, and Creativity
March 19 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
• How We Plan and Change – Planning, Development, and Livability
• How We Steward and Sustain – Environment, Sustainability, and Community Safety
Looking ahead, the Steering Committee will circulate an online survey in the summer focused on key themes developed in these workshops. The group expects to share preliminary findings and drafts later in the year.