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During the month of July, community members are invited to give their opinions and ideas for DeKalb’s strategic plan.
The planning effort, which will result in a 10-year vision for the City, will be driven by input from community members. The City is turning to city residents, students, workers and employers to share their ideas about DeKalb’s future.
Community conversations are being held throughout the City at various locations. Each conversation will be structured to help residents participate in the visioning process.
Each 90-minute community conversation will be held at a different location throughout July at the following locations, days and times:
• July 14, 7 p.m., Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road• July 15, 2 p.m., Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road• July 21, 7 p.m., Faranda’s Banquet Hall, 302 Grove Street• July 24, 10 a.m., DeKalb Wesleyan Church, 1115 S. Malta Road• July 25, 10 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road• July 27, 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road• July 27, 5 p.m., NIU Holmes Student Center (Capitol Room), 340 Carroll Avenue• July 29, 7 p.m., Conexión Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St• July 30, 7 p.m., River Heights Golf Course Banquet Hall, 1020 Sharon Drive
All seven conversations are open to anyone and a seat may be reserved by calling (800) 874-1990.
“These meetings are excellent opportunities for us to hear first-hand the hopes and aspirations that DeKalb residents, students, and workers have for our city,” said Mayor John Rey. “We want a vision of DeKalb that is meaningful to everyone, and we also want to hear the ideas people have for realizing that vision.”
The goal is to provide an understanding of the City’s assets and improvement opportunities, suggestions for change strategies, and ways for the City to maintain ongoing dialogue and communication with people who live, work or attend school in DeKalb.