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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Vision 2025 continues Monday with final Public Safety session at Washington School

Participants in Public Safety listening session
pose for a group photo.


The Vision 2025 community listening sessions continue Monday (October 16) with the third and final session focused on Public Safety. The meeting will take place at the Washington Community School cafetorium and gets under way at 7:00 PM.

The purpose of these sessions is for community members to brainstorm ideas for action items in the subject area -- both large and small -- as well as to identify stakeholders, resources (including funding sources) and next steps.

Each session follows a similar pattern: Attendees are invited to jot down one idea on each of three Post-It notes provided when they arrive; the action team then sorts the notes into groups with a similar theme, and participants gather around tables (one theme to a table) to further discuss and refine the suggestions on the Post-It notes. To close the evening, each table reports out its ideas to the whole group.

Records are kept of all suggestions, which will then be incorporated into a public presentation to be made on November 4 at Plainfield High School.

Attendance has averaged about 50 residents per meeting, plus members of the organizing committee. I have noticed that there is a broad response from throughout the community, with many different faces at each meeting.

Washington Community School is at 427 Darrow Avenue. Parking is available in the school's lot on Spooner Avenue and on the street.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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