|Darcy Kitching and Mayor Joe Gierlach|
reminisce the Nederland Community Storybook
Recently, I had a chance to meet with Darcy Kitching, owner of Places Make People, and catch a glimpse of her impression of what the Envision Nederland 2020 process was all about.
By July 2011, they had produced what they hoped would be a great showpiece for the community and a tool to keep the conversation about values and visioning alive among Nederland's residents.
In the Community Storybook, they interpreted our eight core values to be:
- Sense of Community
- Environmental Stewardship
- Support of Young People's Development
- Economic Vitality
- Self-Governance and Self-Reliance
- Volunteerism and Community Service
- Small Town Character
As this vision has evolved into several major masterplans and over 160 action items within #NedZero, we see the same eight themes throughout. For the past four years, these ideas have been honed and vetted for practicality, budget, and prioritization. The whole idea remains as intact as it was when we passed the Resolution 2011-18 adopting Envision 2020 in the fall of 2011. See the story below.
[See related story: Envision Nederland 2020]
Of course, four years later, we still have a need for continuing this conversation about Nederland values. This is item 2D-06 in the #NedZero Action Plan, under D. #CommunityDialog:
2D-06: Interview community members and elders to chronicle their thoughts on Nederland now and in the future, and foster the Community Storybook conversation.
If you wish to re-join the conversation, check out what's happening at the links above, or simply hashtag, #NedZero #CommunityDialog on any of your favorite social media platforms.Sumaya Abu-Haidar's wisdom in spending the resources to establish this vision.
[Here is a Video Valediction] Thinking about the origins of Envision 2020, this is Tennis, an indie-pop band from Denver, performing Origins at eTown in Boulder. [What is a Video Valediction?]