On October 25th, the Envision Montgomery 2040 process hosted its premier public event—the Community Summit—a time for the Montgomery community to come together, envision the future and unite behind a common vision. The Envision process is the City’s first comprehensive planning process in more than 50 years. The Summit featured the Alabama State University Marching Hornets, community speakers, a presentation from the planning team and public discussion. During the event, around 500 participants contributed directly to the City’s comprehensive plan by offering their insights and priorities into key community issues related to mobility, housing, education and land development.
“This is a pivotal point in our City’s development which will allow us to build on the momentum moving Montgomery forward while uniting everyone within our community to help our City reach its full potential,” –Mayor Todd Strange
The Summit is the first of a series of community engagement events hosted throughout the process being led by a 48-member Steering Committee. Members of the Committee were intentionally selected to represent the wide range of interests and backgrounds in Montgomery today. The group has committed to a community-driven process where the public will inspire, shape and ultimately affirm the final plan. The next public event will be held in March 2019.
To learn more, visit: https://envisionmontgomery2040.org/
Envision Montgomery 2040 in the media: https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2018/10/26/hundreds-pack-meeting-give-input-montgomerys-20-year-plan/1768623002/