John Simmons, Community Development Director
Phone: (660) 827-3000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 a.m. CDT, June 5, 2009
Sedalia to Host DREAM Strategic
Plan Development Kick-Off Meeting
Sedalia, Missouri – The Downtown Strategic Plan will be the principal topic at the Strategic Plan Development Kick-Off and Annual Review meeting, Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building. The strategic plan is part of the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) Initiative. PGAV will also be providing an overview of work completed on behalf of Sedalia since the inception of the DREAM Initiative.
The Strategic Plan will serve as the guide to direct the downtown efforts. It will contain the information that has been gathered and analyzed as part of the DREAM Initiative so far, and with input, use it to identify priorities and define projects so that implementation phases can progress. The Plan requires a lot of public input and that input will be solicited with the help of facilitators from PGAV, the urban planning consultants that work with the State sponsoring agencies of DREAM.
It is critical that public input be solicited in this phase of the Initiative and interested persons are invited to attend and participate.
The DREAM Kick-off meeting is free and public input is welcome.
Former Governor Matt Blunt created the DREAM initiative to help small and mid-sized Missouri community’s access existing state assistance to programs to help with downtown revitalization and job creation efforts. The DREAM Initiative allows communities to more efficiently and effectively engage in downtown redevelopment and revitalization and attract new private investment opportunities to the heart of their communities.
For more information about the governor’s efforts to improve opportunities for Missouri communities visit the DREAM Initiative Internet site at www.dream.mo.gov.
For additional information about Sedalia’s DREAM program, contact Meg Liston, Administrator for Sedalia Downtown Development, Inc. at 827-7388.
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