Three live workshops, a survey to be inserted into the Corry Journal, and an online forum remain as avenues for area residents to weigh in on Corry’s future as part of the “Corry 2020” strategic planning process.

A 90-minute input session will be held at Corry City Council Chambers on Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and two-hour sessions will be held at the Corry Higher Education Council on Thursday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 20, both from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All sessions are open to public participation, although preregistration is required by contacting Corry Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pam Brown at 665-9925.

These will be the final live forums in which citizens can provide input that will be used to shape the priorities Corry should pursue over the next decade.

In addition to those live opportunities, however, input is being solicited via the visioning effort’s Web site at corry2020.com, and a survey will soon be inserted into the Journal.

The inserted survey will allow individuals to fill out the survey and return it by mail, or direct individuals to provide input by e-mail or through the Corry 2020 Web site.

The public forums consist of about 20 minutes brainstorming both the community’s strengths and weaknesses, 30 minutes discussing what the community’s vision should look like, and 45 minutes discussing and prioritizing specific project ideas. More than 125 area residents have participated to date.

“We want to leave no stone unturned in providing opportunity for the community to tell us their concerns and their hopes for the future,” said consultant Renee Lamis, who has been directing the effort on behalf of the Corry Community Development Corp.

The Corry 2020 project is being funded through a grant from the Corry Community Foundation.

See the Journal's Friday, October 2nd edition for full story.

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