RPIC Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet at Haslett Park

Residents share their ideas at a Fort Plain Meet and Greet

Fort Plain, NY – On Thursday, May 4th, residents of Fort Plain joined the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District (MVEDD) to share their ideas for their community. The Meet and Greet was a part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge with the Steering Committee expanding their efforts to hear what residents of Fort Plain would like to see for their village. Community members stopped by to share their ideas and complete a short survey.

Residents completing surveys at the Meet and Greet on May 4 at Haslett Park.

Residents completing surveys at the Meet and Greet on May 4 at Haslett Park.

All ideas welcome!

With maps on hand, sidewalk chalk and black boards, there were plenty of ways to get creative about community spaces. Conversations using these interactive elements at the event focused on ideas that would bring people together, offer spaces for kids, and serve the community. A couple of examples of ideas that came up during conversations included building a skatepark for kids and centrally located community signage to highlight local events. Participants at the Meet and Greet were happy to share what they love about their community right along with their ideas.

MVEDD’s Anthony Marris-Swann said, “We had a blast today in Haslett Park hearing your ideas for the future of public spaces in Fort Plain!”

It’s not too late

While people talked about their community during the Meet and Greet at the event on Thursday, it’s not too late to share your thoughts and ideas for your community. Surveys have been available at the Fort Plain Library and are available online here on Mohawk Valley Today. All it takes is a couple of minutes to complete the survey.

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