Recovery begins with admitting there is a problem.
Apathy is the source of nearly every community problem, and until it is addressed, progress is impossible. No amount of planning or funding can make people care about their community. In this phase, we will have frank and honest conversations about a community’s struggles, so we can begin to understand what challenges lie ahead.
Communities are a collection of people, of businesses, and all the common spaces and places in between. The success of every entity in a community is dependent on the place in which they all share. It does, after all, take a village. Each institution’s individual success will be limited by the health of their common location. If there is no collective entity in the community concerned with improving the quality of life and creating a vibrant core, every person, company and organization will suffer from the disconnect. This process brings together community stakeholders to have honest conversations about what it takes to revitalize and develop a consensus vision about what people want and what it will take to get there. From this new collective effort, we will work together to create a sustainable, community based organization, to oversee the revitalization process.