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Vision Task Force

Posted on: September 9, 2013

[ARCHIVED] “Wilbraham Looks Forward” Town Events: September 17th and 21st

“The Vision Task Force has completed its work of collecting Wilbraham’s opinions, core values and the changes around us. Be sure to come to one of these two September events, you’ll be amazed at the responses we received from residents; we expect it to be really useful,” says Wilbraham Planning Board Chair, Dick Butler. He sees the report as a milestone for the Town that is likely to bring people together in moving forward.

“We’re faced with tremendous changes, but we share strong core values that will guide us toward our common futures.” Butler believes everyone, including families, residents, business owners, educators and students, should attend one of the meetings. “You’ll be glad you did. We’re positively excited about our Town’s opportunities, and you will be, too.”

~Find out how Wilbraham is changing and what townspeople want for the Town’s future
~Hear about our community’s core values, aspirations and insights
~Learn how you can be involved as Wilbraham moves into the future

Come to either groundbreaking event at Minnechaug Regional High School’s auditorium on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 pm, or Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 am.

What could this report do for Wilbraham? “This can help the Town at many levels, both public and private,” says Butler. “There are many interesting facts everyone can use, and a clear indication of community wants and needs that will lead to the setting of priorities. It’s important to remember that this report is a gift from the community for the community. These events, along with the Task Force’s final report, set the stage for our Town moving confidently toward exploring new opportunities and challenges. This will have an impact on the Town for a long time to come.”

Butler said the Vision Task Force volunteers have been working independently at the request of the Planning Board for over 19 months – gathering findings of every kind. He said, “You can’t believe how many people and organizations they reached out to. This report is about our future, what the Town wants and enables the Town to focus on those priorities. This report is also about why residents love Wilbraham and will guide future planning efforts to consider those qualities that are important to our citizens. It gives helpful ideas for volunteers, engaged civic leaders, Town employees and everyone in Wilbraham. Come and share the excitement.”

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