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1 WELCOME! Northside Strategy Teams | MEETING 1

2 Tonight’s Agenda Welcome + introductions What’s going on PLANNING FRAMEWORK Overview of Strategy Teams ROLE + SCHEDULE Outcomes from 02.19 event Teamwork SHARED VALUES + COMMUNITY FOCUS Housekeeping NEXT STEPS, TEAM LEADS, NEXT MEETING 6:30 – 6:40 6:40 – 6:50 6:50 – 7:50 7:50 – 8:00

3 What Northsiders Want Improved quality of life for ALL Northside residents, and revitalization of the Northside as a preferred destination.

4 The Opportunity Connector of 18 distinct neighborhoods Catalyst to identify the “game changers” Leverage additional people & resources

5 Community Values Build on infrastructure & momentum Mobilize people Strengthen the social fabric Build self-sufficiency & independence Informed by data Strategies that we all embrace Community consensus around catalytic projects Expectation of brilliant execution

6 Suggested Focus Areas CORE THEMES ACROSS AREAS: Food deserts + hunger, transportation, safety

7 Community Engagement Approach WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY Understand needs / engage residents Develop shared strategy Begin near-term projects Leverage resources + assets

8 Planning Framework June event Sharing the data Signing up Action Teams Strategy Teams big goals, priorities, foundation Action Teams organic community projects

9 Strategy Teams Who? Highly engaged & committed community leaders … YOU! What? 3 teams focused on defining strategies within focus areas Why? To establish basis for community- wide planning & implementation When? 1-2 hours per month now thru June Meeting 1: MARCH Overview, shared values, guiding the Community Census Meeting 2: APRIL Goals + Priorities Meeting 3: MAY Short-term and Long-term strategies Existing opportunities + resources Meeting 4: JUNE Prepping for Summit + Action Teams STRATEGY TEAM WORK

10 Quality Affordable Rental Vacant Property & Land Parks & Outdoor Amenities Path to Homeownership Business District support Additions from 02.19 outcomes

11 Beautification / cleanup Business districts Indoor safe spaces Landlords / property owners Neighbors Parking Path to home ownership Public space / parks playgrounds Rehab existing houses Safety Schools Vacant lots Waterfront Churches Community orgs Cultural NPOs Empty buildings Foundations Government institutions Local businesses Neighborhoods / homes Parks / green space Schools Unions Vacant lots Walkability 02.19 Outcomes ADDITIONAL PRIORITIESEXISTING ASSETS

12 Tonight’s Teamwork THE FORMAT WE’LL USE IS DESIGNED TO… generate a lot of info in a short amount of time ensure everyone participates organize the outcomes while we work easily apply the outcomes towards next steps

13 Tonight’s Teamwork THE FORMAT WE’LL USE IS DESIGNED TO… generate a lot of info in a short amount of time ensure everyone participates organize the outcomes while we work easily apply the outcomes towards next steps

14 Tonight’s Teamwork 1. A QUESTION IS ASKED 2. YOU RESPOND ONE IDEA PER NOTE! Write down your ideas with post-its & pens provided As many responses as you can think of

15 Tonight’s Teamwork 3. IDEAS COLLECTED BY “FLOATING BOATS” One person shares their best or favorite idea Facilitator will write down the theme of that idea on a “boat” If you have a similar idea, put your post-it on the boat We’ll go around until all ideas are collected

16 To make it work… STAY FOCUSED ON THE QUESTION AT HAND BE CONSIDERATE OF QUIET TIME Turn off cell-phones. Be considerate of others working around you. RESPECT ONE ANOTHER’S IDEAS Contribute don’t criticize. TRUST THE PROCESS Even if it’s confusing or you don’t like it, go with it. If you have something to say, write it down and share when appropriate.

17 QUESTION 1 What core values will guide our work together over the next few months?

18 QUESTION 2 What are the community's Guiding Principles around PLACE? Think about each of these specific areas:  Quality Affordable Rental  Reclaim Vacant Property & Land  Parks & Outdoor Amenities What do you want to ensure happens, what do you care about, what is core? What else? Be specific.

19 Next Steps…. IDENTIFY: PLACE Strategy leads SHARE: Tonight’s work with PLACE Strategy Team PLAN: Mark calendar for next planning meeting

20 THANKS! Northside Strategy Teams | MEETING 1


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