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|City Says Next Step In Visioning Process Ready
|The City of Galesburg says it's ready to take on the next step in a process that started earlier this year to provide ideas for making the city better -- a process, though, that the City Manager admits should be never-ending.
Dane Bragg says the City, Carl Sandburg College, the University of Illinois Extension, and the Galesburg Community Foundation will be co-sponsoring a day-long workshop September 15th called "Ready, Set, Govern!" Bragg says it will help government, social service, and other leaders essentially learn how to better govern.
Bragg tells W-G-I-L as part of compiling the data and suggestions from the visioning sessions, it became clear other local organizations needed to be involved.
"We started to focus on partnering those ideas with actual entities and we started generating potential groups that could be involved in carrying out the mission and the ideas that were brought up in the visioning sessions and as a result of that discussion, we started analyzing what is the potential for different organizations to be able to carry out those missions."
Bragg says the city wanted to make sure no one organization was being put in a position to do something they didn't want to do, hence the need for the session.
He says there is a cost to register for the "Ready, Set, Govern!' session at Lake Storey, but it covers lunch and a workbook of materials that will be distributed.
As for the visioning process itself, Bragg says a summary report is on the city's website, and there likely will be some follow-up meetings in the fall.
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For a summary of the visioning sessions CLICK HERE
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