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Welcome & Highlights
Welcome to our fifth Vision & Values dedicated special issue of The Falmouth Focus. This newsletter will run every other Friday (in between regular editions of The Falmouth Focus) and focus exclusively on Falmouth's Vision & Values project.
This edition of the newsletter includes all the information you need on the Vision & Values events that are occurring from this Saturday, September 18 through Thursday, September 23. We encourage you to join the Vision & Values conversation via the online Discussion Boards that are now up and running. We also encourage you to sign up for one or more of the Focus Group sessions (now in virtual only format).
In This Issue
- Discussion Boards--Give your input online anytime!
- Virtual Focus Groups Begin Tomorrow!
- About Future iQ
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Give Your Input Anytime Online
Ten Discussion Boards are up and running on the project portal at: https://lab2.future-iq.com/town-of-falmouth-vision-and-values-project/focus-groups/focus-group-discussion-boards/overview/. Now is the time for your thoughtful input as a community member. These discussion board topics directly correlate with the Focus Group sessions which start tomorrow and continue next week. Discussion Board topics include:
- Topic #1 Residential development
- Topic #2 Non-residential development and future Town Center
- Topic #3 Housing affordability
- Topic #4 Shared community areas, green and open spaces
- Topic #5 Connectivity, walkability, and recreation
- Topic #6 Community diversity, inclusivity, and resident experience
- Topic #7 Lifelong community learning opportunities and our school system
- Topic #8 Environmental focus
- Topic #9 Governance and collaboration
- Topic #10 Cost of living in Falmouth
Join the Discussion!
Please join the conversation in the online Discussion Boards. Residents can review in-depth background information on the complexities of each Focus Group topic and provide their input and feedback on the subject. We have been delighted with the number of comments on the discussion boards so far. These conversations are a great opportunity to reflect upon these issues in the comfort of your own home, hear what your neighbors are thinking, and engage with them in a dialogue about issues that are important to you and the future of Falmouth.
Virtual Focus Groups Begin Tomorrow, Saturday, September 18!
We are looking forward to the virtual Focus Groups scheduled for Saturday, September 18 through Thursday, September 23. Resident input is especially crucial at this phase of the project so we really welcome your attendance at these key sessions and hope many of you will join in.
View the Focus Group schedule below and at https://lab2.future-iq.com/town-of-falmouth-vision-and-values-project/focus-groups/focus-groups-schedule/ and sign up for a Focus Group session/s at https://lab2.future-iq.com/town-of-falmouth-vision-and-values-project/focus-groups/focus-groups-sign-up/.
Please note, in order to prepare for small group breakout sessions and provide participants with pre-meeting materials, registration for Saturday focus groups ends tonight at 8:00pm. Registrations for weekday focus groups end at 3:00pm on the day of the event.
|Environmental Issues||Saturday, September 18, 9:00-10:30am||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Governance and collaboration||Saturday, September 18, 11:00am-12:30pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Shared community areas, green and open spaces||Monday, September 20, 5:30-7:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Connectivity, walkability, and recreation||Monday, September 20, 7:30-9:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Housing affordability||Tuesday, September 21, 5:30-7:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Cost of living in Falmouth||Tuesday, September 21, 7:30-9:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Non-residential development and future Town Center||Wednesday, September 22, 5:30-7:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Residential development||Wednesday, September 22, 7:30-9:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Community diversity, inclusivity, and resident experience||Thursday, September 23, 5:30-7:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
|Lifelong learning opportunities and school system||Thursday, September 23, 7:30-9:00pm||Virtual via Zoom||Register|
Future iQ has been contracted by the Town of Falmouth to conduct the Town of Falmouth Vision and Values process. You can learn more about David Beurle, CEO of Future iQ, who is leading the process with assistance from the Future iQ team, or Future iQ by visiting the website www.future-iq.com.
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