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Steering Committee Meeting
Monday, August 5, 2013
1 - 3 pm
Land-of-Sky Regional Council - Directions

Theme Meetings
April - May (Dates and Times listed below)
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

GroWNC Workgroup participants & other interested parties:
Next up: Let’s keep the collaboration going!  Please select a Theme Meeting to attend to further develop the menu of strategies and implementation activities.
Workgroups arrow Theme Meetings

All of the draft strategies listed in the Implementation Workbook have been integrated under various themes.  These themes are based upon the goals developed throughout the process, and each incorporates elements of several Workgroups. The Theme Meetings document illustrates how the Themes and Workgroups are related – take a look at this to help see where you fit in! Our goal is to ensure that expertise from the various Workgroups is distributed across these meetings, and that participants can continue the kind of valuable cross-collaboration that is necessary as we move into implementation.

We hope you will joins us in late April/early May to review the strategies, spotlight early implementation initiatives and prioritize strategies to help develop next steps!
Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Review the schedule below and decide which meeting(s) you would like to attend. Keep in mind the goal of cross-collaboration!
  2. Please RSVP for the meeting you wish to attend - RSVP below.
  3. Review the materials that will be distributed to you by staff. You will receive the section of the Workbook that corresponds to your selected theme or view them below. Here is the full Draft Strategy Workbook.
  4. Attend the meeting and provide your input.

Contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you later this month!

Can't attend? You can still review the Draft Strategy Workbook (links below) and provide your input via the Online Survey. Before completing the survey, please review the Draft Strategy Workbook in one of the following ways:

Alternatively, you can view and comment on the whole Workbook as a Google Doc here. (You will need a Google account to do this. To sign up for an account, go to http://docs.google.com). If you have any questions or have difficulty accessing any of the documents, please feel free to contact our staff!

Theme Meetings

Staff assigned

Meeting time

  Accessibility & Connectivity

  Rebecca

  4/22/13 at 2:00 PM

  Business Support & Entrepreneurship

  Patrick

  4/25/13 at 2:00 PM

  Education & Awareness

  Kristin

  4/25/13 at 8:30 AM

  Energy Innovation

  Bill

  4/29/13 at 3:00 PM

  Healthy Communities

  Carrie

  4/30/13 at 8:30 AM

  Housing Choices

  Linda

  5/2/13 at 3:00 PM

  Resource Conservation

  Linda/Carrie

  5/2/13 at 10:00 AM

  Zoning & Land Use Policy

  Erica

  5/1/13 at 12:00 PM

Note - All meetings take place at Land-of-Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy., Suite 140, Asheville, 28806 - Directions Allow 2 ½ hours for each meeting.


GroWNC Workgroup Worksession 3: Ideas into Actions
Ideas into Action
Tuesday, March 12
NC Arboretum

Activities Include:
• Review of Public Feedback Received
• Presentation of Preferred Future Scenario
• Discussion of Key Recommendations and
   Actions
• Workgroup Huddle on Next Steps
• Networking Lunch with Regional Implementation Roundtable


Worksession Agenda
Photos
2013 Davis Agriventures

WNC Cultural Alliance


Worksession Presentation or view below



Community Meetings Round 2

Choose Your Future. Tell Your Story.

Join us for the final round of Community Meetings. Select your ideal scenario while working with your friends and neighbors to create a pattern for the future.

Dates and Locations: All events are drop-in workshops – stop by
anytime from 1-3 or 4-6 and stay as long as you like.

November 8 - Buncombe County – US Cellular Center (Civic Center) - Flyer - Directions
November 13 - Transylvania County – Transylvania County Library - Flyer - Directions
November 15 - Hendersonville – Blue Ridge Community College - Flyer - Directions
November 29 - Haywood County – USDA Center - Flyer - Directions
December 6 - Madison County – Madison County Extension Office - Flyer - Directions

Can't join us in person for Round 2 of the WNC Community Meetings? Concurrent with the meetings, we will be providing a web-based version of the meeting so you can review materials and provide your input. Check back at our website for updates, or sign up for our mailing list to receive a notice when the web-based meeting is available.

Virtual Meeting materials


GroWNC presents at the Asheville Green Drinks
Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville
Socializing - 5:30 pm
Programming - 6:00 pm

Are you interested in what the future may look like and be like in the greater Asheville region? Would you like to provide your ideas and see what others in the region are thinking about? Come out to share your ideas and learn how you can participate in the project!


GROWNC Scenario Planning Workshop
(Integrated Workgroup Worksession)
NC Arboretum
July 30, 2012
Press Release

Scenario Planning Workshop Powerpoint
Agenda
Photo Gallery

Worksheet Scans from Tables at Scenario Planning Workshop

Table 1 Worksheet Scans:                Table 2 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                            Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                      Performance Measures

Table 3 Worksheet Scans:                Table 4 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                            Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                      Performance Measures

Table 5 Worksheet Scans:                Table 6 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                            Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                      Performance Measures

Table 7 Worksheet Scans:                Table 8 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                           Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                     Performance Measures

Table 9 Worksheet Scans:                Table 10 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                           Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                     Performance Measures

Table 11 Worksheet Scans:              Table 12 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                           Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                     Performance Measures

Table 13 Worksheet Scans:              Table 14 Worksheet Scans:
Alternative 1                                     Alternative 1
Business As Usual                              Business As Usual
Current Year (2012)                           Current Year (2012)
Performance Measures                     Performance Measures

Table 15 Worksheet Scans:              
Alternative 1                                    
Business As Usual                          
Current Year (2012)                     
Performance Measures                   


Community Meetings

Join us on a Community Road Trip to explore what makes our region so special and what we can do together to keep it that way.

This 1st round of community meetings will:

  • be FUN and Interactive
  • spotlight what makes our communities great
  • take a few draft goals and objectives around the block for a spin
  • and most importantly, hear what YOU think about it all!

For more information and to see materials that were presented at the Community Meetings, click here. A preliminary report on the feedback received at the Community Meetings is available here.

Dates and Locations: All event are 4 - 7 pm - Drop ins welcome!
May 10, 2012 - Madison County
Madison High School Media Center - Flyer - Directions
May 15, 2012 - Hendersonville
City Operations Center - Flyer - Directions
May 16, 2012 - Haywood County
Haywood Community College - Flyer - Directions
May 17, 2012 - Buncombe County - Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center - Flyer - Directions
May 30, 2012 - Transylvania County - Transylvania County Public Library - Flyer - Directions

Enjoy local food and music while you take a spin around the future of our region. Children are welcome - organized activities avaialble. You might even win one of the fun, local door-prizes.

Can't make it to the Community Meeting in person? We've got a Community Road Trip on our website you can take on you own (by yourself, or with friends) - just visit here for more information.


Workgroup Launch Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2012
AB Tech, Enka Campus, Haynes Conference Center

Join is for the official Workgroup Launch! Learn more about GroWNC, choose your Workgroup, and together, we begin creating our future!

GroWNC Workgroup Launch Presentation
Leaders in WNC bat around ideas to bolster region
BlueRidgeNow.com, 1/19/12
Agenda Packet
Gallery of photos


Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board Meeting
December 7, 2011
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

GroWNC was presented the new branding and website to the Council members.

GroWNC PowerPoint Presentation


GroWNC Kick-Off Meeting
June 28, 2011
North Carolina Arboretum

At the kick-off meeting for GroWNC (formerly the Livable Communities) local governments, state governments, federal government, non-profits, education, business/consultants, Chambers of Commerce and economic developers gathered to indicate Workgroup interest. Below are some of the materials provided at the meeting.

Meeting Agenda
Kick-Off Presentation given by Land-of-Sky Regional Council staff
Presentation given by Jim Fox with RENCI (now NEMAC)
Kick-Off Meeting Summary
Gallery of photos