The implementation committee for the "Mandan Tomorrow" community strategic plan will present 2011 accomplishments and 2012 plans at an annual public reporting session Monday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is being held at Mandan City Hall this year to reach a local television audience in addition to citizens and business owners who attend in person. City Hall is located at 205 Second Avenue NW.
The public is invited and encouraged to hear examples of how business representatives, citizens and local government officials are working together for continued community betterment. "We've accomplished a great deal in 2011 and have many exciting things planned for 2012. We are eager to share our progress with the greater community," says Mandan Tomorrow Implementation Committee Chair Kirsten Baesler.
Dakota Media Access will record and show the meeting on Government Access cable channel 2, also making it available for on-line viewing at www.freetv.org.
Mandan's comprehensive planning process began in 2009 with community surveys and focus groups providing direction for the future. Business owners and managers, residents and leaders from local government entities worked together to identify and address people's needs and wants Mandan in the next five to 10 years. The Chamber spearheaded the planning process for Mandan with contributions from private businesses. Joining in the endeavor were the City of Mandan, the Mandan Public School District and Mandan Park District.
Four subcommittees are putting the Mandan Tomorrow strategic plan into action. The subcommittees are Leadership, Pride and Image; Quality Places and Destinations; Economic Opportunity and Prosperity; and Education and Workforce. The subcommittees are comprised of business and citizen volunteers.
"It is important that we continue with the implementation process outlined in the vision for Mandan," explains Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce President Kelvin Hullet. "It takes time and effort to create the results of the initiatives identified by Mandan residents."
Anyone interested in serving on a Mandan Tomorrow subcommittee is encouraged to contact the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber, phone 223-5660. For more information about the Mandan Tomorrow Plan, visit www.mandantomorrow.com.
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