We told you guys about a month ago that the City of Fayetteville was planning to host a follow up to last year’s Fayetteville Forward Economic Development Summit.
On Saturday, April 17, Fayetteville Forward 2.0 is going down.
The original Fayetteville Forward, held in March of last year, lead to the identification of 38 city-led action items, 18 of which were selected as first priorities.
The creation of First Thursday, the Fayetteville High School millage election, and the form-based zoning ordinance currently being discussed by the city council are some of the initiatives identified by citizens during last year’s summit that have been completed or are currently in the works.
One of the purposes of the follow up on Saturday is to review the progress made since the first summit. Of the 18 initiatives identified last March, five have been completed, four are in progress, and 11 are pending.
“We are hoping to continue what was started last year,” City Community Outreach Coordinator Julie McQuade told us last month. “We want to strengthen the collaborations that have already started, identify new groups that need to be formed, and celebrate what has been accomplished over the past year.”
The city has posted an agenda for Saturday’s event on the Fayetteville Forward website.
Fayetteville Forward is free and open to the public, but the city is asking that those who plan to attend register in advance. It takes about 30 seconds.