Albany 2030 Community Forum 2: Goals and Strategies

Forum 2In April 2010, Albany 2030 held the second round of Community Forums in three locations around the City. These forums first focused on reviewing and affirming the Draft Vision Statement created from input gathered in various ways, including the Kickoff Forums.  Participants then brainstormed on Goals to help the City achieve the Draft Vision, and then Strategies for meeting these Goals.  Lastly, participants were asked to note where Goals for meeting one Vision Component also helped achieve another Vision Component (e.g., a Goal for Multi-Modal Transportation also impacts creating Vibrant Urban Centers).  Preliminary results are available below.

Three forums were held with over 100 participants overall:

  • Thursday, April 22nd, 6:30-9:30 PM, at Albany High School
  • Friday, April 23rd, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, at the North Albany YMCA
  • Saturday, April 24th, 9:00 AM-12:00, at Bishop Maginn School

The forums are part of a larger public engagement process that will include a third round of Community Forums, online input via the Citizen Journal, a Facebook page with opportunities for discussion, a photo competition, and Twitter and text messaging campaigns.

Preliminary Results

Results are available by clicking on the links below:

In addition to the Forums, the exercises were conducted at some existing community gatherings and additional meetings were held.  Results from these gatherings are available at the links below:

If you were not able to attend any of these meetings, please take the Draft Vision Statement survey to provide your thoughts on the Draft Vision, or host a House Party.

Media Coverage

Coverage of Community Forum 2 and Albany 2030:

See more Albany 2030 media coverage here.

From The Mayor's Office