Community Events and Collaboration
The intent of the WNHPC is to seek community input and feedback throughout the planning process. Over the course of 2018, the WNHPC with Planning + Economic Opportunity staff conducted numerous outreach events throughout Western Nassau County. Staff members attended community meetings in Callahan, Hilliard, and Bryceville, participated in community events like the 4-H Open House, Hobos and Hotrods, and the Christmas Parade, and held a large open house forum in the fall in Callahan.
Outreach will continue throughout the process in 2019. If you have a suggestion for a community event that we could participate in, please let us know at (904) 530-6320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As one of our first outreach efforts, we are convening groups of similarly-situated contributors who have an interest in Western Nassau to inform them of our efforts and to help us gather the best available data and analysis in the early stages of this planning initiative. This strategy is helpful for several reasons: it enables us to meet with and share and gather information with and from multiple organizations at one time, it enables cross-communication among those organizations, and it allows for discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing Western Nassau from different perspectives.
Western Nassau Urban Land Institute TAP
Public participation and open dialogue are paramount to facilitating proper community planning. Nassau County engaged the Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida District Council to convene a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) for the purpose of facilitating community dialogue and studying western Nassau County. As part of the process, ULI and Nassau County hosted a town-hall style meeting to exchange ideas and serve as the catalysis for ongoing community-based dialogue to ensure the citizens of western Nassau are actively engaged in shaping its future.
TAP Event Details
Nassau County and the ULI of North Florida hosted the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to discuss growth and the future of Western Nassau in Fall 2017. The town-hall meeting was held on November 8, 2017 at the Callahan Fairgrounds. Everyone wanting to engage in the planning process for Western Nassau was encouraged to attend the meeting to receive information, ask questions and provide insight and feedback. Thank you for your participation and input!
After the event, the ULI North Florida District Council TAP group created a report summarizing information and input, and suggesting recommendations for moving forward. Check out the fact sheet and full report below.
Although the TAP panel has concluded their work, the discussion continues. Keep up with the County's efforts on the Western Nassau Heritage Preservation Committee page.
What is the Urban Land Institute
The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
ULI is committed to:
- Bringing together leaders from across the fields of real estate and land use policy to exchange best practices and serve community needs;
- Fostering collaboration within and beyond ULI’s membership through mentoring, dialogue, and problem solving;
- Exploring issues of urbanization, conservation, regeneration, land use, capital formation, and sustainable development;
- Advancing land use policies and design practices that respect the uniqueness of both the built and natural environments;
- Sharing knowledge through education, applied research, publishing, and electronic media; and
- Sustaining a diverse global network of local practice and advisory efforts that address current and future challenges.
Please visit the Americas ULI website for more information.