2010 Strategic Plan


Welcome to the 2010 Strategic Plan summary page, where you’ll find all the back-up and support information that led to the adopted plan.

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Adopted Plan Downloads
Resources and Support Materials
Meetings and Events Held
Project Team


Adopted Plan Downloads

In addition to being available at the Decatur Library for review in hardcopy form, the 2010 Strategic Plan is available for download below:

The 2010 Strategic Plan (3.6mb .pdf)
Appendix A: Conceptual Growth Plans (1.2mb .pdf)
Appendix B: Market and Fiscal Feasibility Analysis (1.4mb .pdf)
Appendix C: List of Facilitators and Participants (136kb .pdf)
Appendix D: Round Tables and Public Meeting Comments (1mb .pdf)


Resources and Support Materials

COMMUNITY ACADEMY PRESENTATIONS

Going Mobile (3.1mb .pdf)
Presented October 5, 2010, by DeWayne Carver of Hall Planning and Engineering.
Decatur for Life (2.3 mb .pdf)
Presented October 25, 2010, by Ben Brown of PlaceMakers.
The New Main Street (4.7mb .pdf)
Presented November 4, 2010, by Lakey Boyd of Market + Main, Inc.
Getting the Love We Want (4.6mb .pdf)
Presented November 17, 2010, by Caleb Racicot of TSW & Associates.

ROUND TABLES FINAL REPORT

Decatur Next Final Summary Report: Sessions One, Two and Three (1.7mb .pdf)
Completed by Otis White of Civic Strategies, this final report analyzes all bullet points captured during the round tables and identify the major themes that emerged within those discussions. It will serve as the de facto framework for our next phase — moving from visioning to the preparation of a planning document that will drive our tangible action steps for the next decade.

DRAFT REPORTS

Session One: Draft Summary Report (775kb .pdf)
Session Two: Draft Summary Report (680kb .pdf)
Session Three: Draft Summary Report (580kb .pdf)

COLLATED ROUND TABLE NOTES

High Schoolers
All Groups

Session One
Tuesday Groups
Wednesday Groups
Thursday Groups
Saturday Groups

Session Two
Tuesday Groups
Wednesday Groups
Thursday Groups
Saturday Groups

Session Three
Tuesday Groups
Wednesday Groups
Thursday Groups
Saturday Groups
Late Submissions

DOCUMENTS

Round Table Participant Guide
How are the Round Tables structured? What’s going to be discussed? This guide lays out the details. (3.4mb .pdf)

Compiled Round Table Reports: Session One
The unedited notes from every Session One Round Table, as submitted by their facilitators. (500kb .pdf)

Compiled Round Table Reports: Session Two
The unedited notes from every Session Two Round Table, as submitted by their facilitators. (1.0mb .pdf)

Round Table Demographic Distribution
Who’s participating in the Round Table process? This overview breaks out the specifics by gender, age and race. (50kb .pdf)


Meetings and Events Held

Project List Open House
Annual city budgets for the next decade will be, in large parts, defined by the projects laid out in our Strategic Plan. Come review and help edit the comprehensive list, reflecting the community ideas that have bubbled to the top over the past year.
Monday, January 31
Drop by any time between 6 and 9pm
Decatur Holiday Inn Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue

Community Open House
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Drop by any time between 9am and Noon
Rebekah Scott Hall, on the front quad of the Agnes Scott Campus
Parking in the Agnes Scott McDonough Street deck

Community Academy Sessions:

Going Mobile • Tuesday, October 5
Managing Transportation Choices

Decatur For Life • Monday, October 25
Aging in Place, Affordability, Diversity

The New Main Street • Thursday, November 4
Economics of the Complete Community

Getting the Love We Want • Wednesday, November 17
Understanding Development Issues

7:00-9:00pm
At the Holiday Inn Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Round Table Wrap Up Celebration
Join us as we present the results of our many round tables, lay out the road map for what comes next, and present the planning team that will help us get there. It’s a celebration of the great community conversations that have brought us to this point and a kick-off for turning those ideas into tangible action.

August 24, 2010
6:30-8:30pm
At the Decatur High School Auditorium
310 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Round Table Meetings:

If you’ve registered, you should have been assigned to a Round Table group that coincides with your preferred schedule. Below are the dates, times and locations for each group. Please review your information carefully, as some locations have changed since initially announced.

Tuesday Groups: April 27, May 11 and June 1
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Navo Church
630 East Lake Drive, Decatur
Oakhurst Village Shopping Center in the Oakhurst Business District

2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First Christian Church
601 W Ponce de Leon Avenue
Located across from the Decatur Post Office

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Navo Church
630 East Lake Drive
Located in the Oakhurst Village Shopping center in the Oakhurst Business District

Wednesday Groups: April 28, May 12 and June 2
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All Souls Fellowship
647 East College Avenue
Located in the East Decatur District at the corner of E. College Avenue and New Street

2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
First Christian Church
601 W Ponce de Leon Avenue
Across from the Decatur Post Office

7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Decatur/Holiday Inn Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue
Parking in the Conference Center Deck will be free

Thursday Groups: April 29, May 13 and June 3
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Navo Church
630 East Lake Drive
Located in the Oakhurst Village Shopping Center in the Oakhurst Business district

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Decatur Presbyterian Church
205 Sycamore Street
Meeting in the Fellowship Hall at the rear of the building – park in the back parking lot on Church Street

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Decatur/Holiday Inn Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue
Parking in the conference center deck will be free

Saturday Groups: May 1, May 15 and June 5
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
First Christian Church
601 W Ponce de Leon Avenue
Located across from Decatur Post Office

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore Street
Parking is available in the Decatur Library Parking Deck

Kick Off Celebration
Here’s where everything comes together. In one giant, collective meeting, our hundreds of participants will be given their marching orders by city officials, then meet up with their respective Round Table groups.

April 15, 2010
6:30-8:30pm
At the Holiday Inn Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030


Project Team

YOU
You
Residents of City of Decatur


CITY COMMISSIONERS
Bill Floyd
Mayor
City of Decatur
Jim Baskett
Commissioner
City of Decatur
Fred Boykin
Commissioner
City of Decatur
Kecia Cunningham
Commissioner
City of Decatur
Patti Garrett
Patti Garrett
Commissioner
City of Decatur


CITY OFFICIALS
Peggy Merriss
City Manager
City of Decatur
Hugh Saxon
Deputy City Manager
City of Decatur
Lyn Menne
Asst. City Manager, Community Dev.
City of Decatur
Linda Harris
Assistant Director, Community Dev.
City of Decatur
Amanda Thompson
Planning Director
City of Decatur
Cassondra Breedlove
Round Table Project Manager
2010 Strategic Plan Update


CONSULTANT PARTNERS
PM
Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Assoc.
Caleb Racicot
Project Manager
PlaceMakers
Outreach Communications
  
Jon Abercrombie
Public Facilitation
Common Focus
Otis White
Data Analysis
Civic Strategies