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All Ages to Envision Tacoma's Future July 30

All Ages to Envision Tacoma's Future July 30
July 17, 2014

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Tacoma Residents of All Ages Invited to Attend 
Community Visioning Event at Convention Center on July 30 

Featuring a youth summit and a kids’ play area – because you’re never too young to get involved and be engaged in the civic process – “Tacoma 2025” is a community visioning event for anyone and everyone interested in sharing their ideas for how Tacoma could grow over the next decade.

There is no charge to attend or participate in any part of the event, which will take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway in Tacoma) on Wednesday, July 30, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and light refreshments will be served while attendees check in and mingle with one another. Event parking will also be available at no charge in any of the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center’s garages. 

"Anyone who cares deeply about Tacoma's future should make every effort to participate in the Tacoma 2025 community visioning workshop on July 30," said Steering Committee Member Kent Roberts, from the Foundation for Tacoma Students. "It will be a great opportunity to make your voice heard. You will help shape the vision for Tacoma's future and identify the steps needed to achieve it."

Public input has been pivotal to the “Tacoma 2025” strategic planning process, and the information gathered throughout the “Tacoma 2025” strategic planning process will result in a citywide strategic plan which will outline steps to achieve a shared community vision for Tacoma’s future. It will also help inform decision making regarding the City’s resource allocations to ensure that funding is available to actualize community priorities identified in the plan.

The “Tacoma 2025” Plan will focus on seven key areas:

  • Public health and safety
  • Quality of life and livability
  • Economic vibrancy 
  • Culture, arts and recreation
  • Educational opportunity and attainment
  • Government performance
  • Infrastructure, mobility and environmental sustainability

In addition to the upcoming visioning workshop on July 30, the City has also provided other opportunities for the community to get involved in the “Tacoma 2025” strategic planning process:

  • An online community forum at tacoma2025.com where visitors can comment on key topics and respond to other community members’ ideas 
  • Informational booths at a variety of community events this summer, including the Tacoma and Proctor farmer’s markets and Ethnic Fest
  • Information and opportunities to provide feedback at local libraries and at the Customer Support Center in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 2nd Floor)

For more information, visit tacoma2025.com, email tacoma2025@cityoftacoma.org or call 311 within Tacoma city limits.