Friday, March 6, 2009

Fayetteville Forward Summit set March 31-April 4

Fayetteville To Hold Fayetteville Forward Summit

Fayetteville, AR – The City of Fayetteville invites all of the public to participate in the Fayetteville Forward Summit. The summit will run from March 31 through April 4, 2009 and consists of a two day collaborative process. Everyone is invited.
The Fayetteville Forward Summit is about more than economic development. It is an open, inclusive, participatory event. Citizens will build on existing work, and connect these efforts with the best ideas to create a compelling vision for our future.
Participants will create action steps through collaboration so that implementation of an economic development plan can begin immediately. The end product will be a detailed economic development plan and timeline which can be utilized to move Fayetteville Forward.
The summit will include four steps: Discover, Dream, Design, and Deploy. Summit participants are encouraged to attend both Day 1 (Discover and Dream) and Day 2 (Design and Deploy) in order to contribute to the full process and resulting action plan. There are three sessions for Day 1 (Discover and Dream) to provide more flexible opportunities for participation. We encourage the public to participate in one of the three available times; Tuesday March 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., or Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone then comes together for Day 2 (Design and Deploy) on Saturday April 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a Summit Social on Friday evening, April 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library.
More information about the summit and registration is available on the event website
or by contacting Julie McQuade,
Project Coordinator at 479-575-8253 or

Day 1 Discover and Dream
Participants should plan on attending BOTH Day 1 and Day 2 of the summit. There are 3 choices for participation in Day 1 of the summit. Choose one that works with your schedule.
Session 1 Tuesday - March 31 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Town Center
Session 2 Thursday - April 2 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Town Center
Session 3 Friday - April 3 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. UA Global Campus
Day 2 Design and Deploy
All Sessions Saturday - April 4 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. UA Global Campus
Summit Social
Friday, April 3 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Blair Public Library

Don Marr
Chief of Staff
Julie McQuade
Neighborhood Coordinator

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