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Galveston County
Vision Galveston to officially kick-off with a community meeting on Wednesday, November 7
Press Release
Thursday, November 01, 2018

 
Galveston, TX: Vision Galveston is a project to empower the citizens of Galveston to define a vision for the future of the island. During this vision process, community members will have the opportunity to share what kind of city they want Galveston to be, and what is needed to get there. 

The first round of outreach will happen on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30 PM in GISD’s Scott Campus (4115 Ave. N ½ in Galveston) at a meeting open to the entire community. This event is friendly and open for people of all ages, and attendees are encouraged to bring their whole family. Even those who cannot make it on time or need to leave early can still come and participate in all the activities at this open house. Refreshments will be provided.

“Galvestonians are coming together to define the future of our city - and our vision will not be complete without YOU. Please come out to this interactive event and tell us what Galveston needs to do to succeed in the future.  We want to hear why you love this island, what makes it special, and what we can work on to improve today,” says Vision Galveston Steering Committee Chair Lindsey White.  “We are going to be doing broad outreach over the next several months in a deliberate attempt to reach at least 15% of Galveston’s population. We will be going to events, reaching out through our schools, visiting civic clubs, sending out surveys, and using many other methods to reach our target.” 

Vision Galveston, with their Steering Committee of nearly 200 members, is embarking on this process to create a plan that will identify major questions, goals, and values. “The plan will include recommendations for new policies, for programs, and for projects. The group is focusing on addressing every aspect of the City — resiliency, the economy, housing, jobs, education, parks, land use, transportation, and more” stated Keath Jacoby, Vision Galveston Project Director. “After the first round of broad outreach, Vision Galveston will hold a series of workshops and conversations where the public can meet with the project team to look at specific issues and solutions.” 

“This is not a government project. It is a project funded by philanthropic organizations that are deeply invested in Galveston and led by a Steering Committee that represents the diverse communities of the Island. We are in the process of expanding this group and would like to invite any interested community members to join,” White added.

Here are the details for anyone who wishes to attend: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 • Doors open at 5:30, Meeting runs from 6:00 – 7:00 • GISD Scott Campus, 4115 Ave. N ½ in Galveston • www.visiongalveston.com • Questions? Contact Keath Jacoby (917) 733-2382 or keath@visiongalveston.com  





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