- Recap of Community Kickoff Meeting;
- Project Timeline;
- Strategy for paper surveys – total of 15 locations – deadline extended to 4/15;
- Themes/groups for roundtable/focus group discussions;
- Preliminary Survey Results – Broadband, rural, quiet, grocery stores.
Nine of the 12 Committee members attended plus Rodney Hathaway
Ken Eades, Lisa Guthrie, John Moyer, Paul Robinson, Nick Totten, Bob Jeremiah, Rodell Coffman, Sheila Mitchell, John Archer
Review and approval of the Agenda
Recap of Community Kickoff Meeting – Go to https://www.facebook.com/envisionnewkent/ where the results are posted and discussion was on the recap items captured. If you click on Photos all 12 pages of this captured info is there.
The On line citizen survey is available under post on this Facebook page
The Survey is also available at: https://www.co.new-kent.va.us/685/Strategic-Plan
Also showing here is the Project Timeline
Strategy for paper surveys:
The county has printed up the paper surveys and created boxes for them to be put at. Initially these will go into county buildings, restaurants (a total of 15 locations).
Other locations discussed – post offices, in remote locations stores that are used by many residents i.e. (Lanexa – Lanexa Plaza, Stewart’s Grocery), cards with instructions, links, QR code put at locations of paper surveys where the NKCC Chronicle is distributed, Food Lions, Pharmacies, information on surveys given to elementary school students to be brought home to their parents, notice in Chronicle.
Original end date for survey was 3/31 that has been moved to 4/15
Themes/groups for roundtable/focus group discussions
Tentatively scheduled for some time in April.
Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development group
Medium and Large employers
Historic and Green Initiative
Recreation & tourism
School district student government classes
Trades groups-Rappahanock Comm College
Preliminary Survey Results:
280 so far – trends showing so far – Broadband, rural, quiet, grocery stores – I will report more trends in a few days
As we learn more about recent legislation the impacts need to be folded into the Plan – ability of counties to tax like cities can presently do, referendums at 5 locations for allowing casinos.
Preparation for focus groups
Probably at the end of March or beginning of April
Prepared by Bob Jeremiah