Last week, at the Community Meeting, Executive Director Marvell Adams shared his presentation on the status of, and questions for, strategic planning. I would strongly urge everyone to take a look at the whole thing.
Marvell presented one slide for each of the Working Group areas, focusing on questions that the groups have been and might focus on. Here are two of particular interest to me, at least:
Generally, I would make the point that these are intentionally big questions. They encourage not an incremental, but a blue sky approach to the future of our community, one that builds on our strengths, but that aims for a community much more engaged in the world. This obviously reflects in part the sense that this is a different time.
Each of the slides lists the co-chairs of the Working Group, and I would urge you to think about these questions and give input and ideas.
A personal note: I have occasionally been met by some resident skepticism about the ultimate decision-making process for the strategic plan. As someone who has been a resident member of both iterations of this Committee, and have watched all its steps, I want to reassure you that huge respect is being given to resident ideas, values and the input process. I am absolutely confident that the ultimate plan will deeply respect this input — indeed would be simply impossible without it.
If anyone needs more reassurance, let anyone involved in the process let know — or join it yourself.
But, first of all, look at the whole presentation.
This slide shows all the areas of work.
Thanks to all.