Last evening I joined nearly forty others at the Lowell Senior Center for this week’s “visioning session” which was “Community Character and Civic Engagement.” The format was the same as the last session I attended. After a brief review of the city’s Master Plan of 2000, we broke up into four working groups. Each group stayed put while four teams of DPD facilitators rotated to each group, prompting conversation and comment and recording it all on large charts. At the end, the charts were consolidated and attendees voted for their favorite ideas. The results eventually will be posted on the city’s website.
The four questions posed were as follows:
1. What are the sources of Lowell’s community pride?
2. What would improve the quality of life in your neighborhood?
3. How can the city (or any of us) get more residents involved in the community life of the city?
4. Assess the arts and cultural resources in the city? What else is needed? How could it all be improved?
If you weren’t able to attend last night’s session but have an opinion on any of the above, please post your responses in our comments section and we’ll be sure to pass them along to the event organizers.