PLATTSBURGH, NY – 4/09/2014 – Vision2Action will host “Spring Forward!”, a community update looking at the arts, recreation, education, and transportation in the greater Plattsburgh region on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 PM at the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh.
Vision2Action, an offshoot of an earlier series of forums called Vision2040, was created to put in place the mechanisms and institutions that the community needs to become sustainable during the next three decades. During the Vision2040 forums, it was determined that in order for Clinton County to maintain its current size, approximately 3,000 families would need to be attracted to the area.
John Jablonski, current chair of Vision2Action, has been leading a group of concerned citizens determined to influence the region’s destiny. This ever-widening group has been meeting monthly for the last couple of years. They have taken the overarching theme from Vision2040 – that families are attracted to regions that offer a high quality of life and good job opportunities – and have helped create a critical mass in a number of areas significant to our community.
The areas that Vision2Action has focused on since 2012 are the arts, education, recreation, and transportation. Strides have been made in all these areas, and at the April 22nd presentation, Vision2Action will report on the community’s progress, and look forward as the greater Plattsburgh area continues to gain momentum.
At “Spring Forward!”, Vision2Action invites community members to look towards the future and get involved with the active initiatives in our community. The team from First Weekends will provide musical entertainment, and all attendees are encouraged to take a tour of the newly restored Strand Theater.
Vision2Action is focused on a number of goals including:
- Attract 3000 new families to the region by 2040;
- Create a dynamic and engaged public to address our the future of our community;
- Build a welcoming environment for new families to call home;
- Promote a sense of regional pride.