Envision Montgomery’s Community Summit featured the Alabama State University Marching Hornets, community speakers, a presentation from the planning team and public discussion. During the event, just under 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.
The summit was the first of a series of community engagement events that will be hosted throughout the process being led by a 48-member Steering Committee. Members of the Steering 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.
Increasing community prosperity
The new comprehensive plan will focus on emerging opportunities while also mitigating negative trends of poverty and population decline. Increasing the Montgomery community’s prosperity will be paramount for this project. The plan is a chance for the community to “connect the dots” of quality of place, infrastructure, mobility, and more, all to enhance the underlying economics for government, businesses, institutions, and individuals. When completed, Envision Montgomery 2040 will serve as a guide for long-term preservation, revitalization and growth so that the City can achieve the goals and aspirations of its citizens. The process is anticipated to conclude in 2019.