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IMPACT Plan Revision Focus for 2020

| | April 02, 2020

The IMPACT Steering Committee spent the latter half of 2019 preparing processes and timelines for a detailed review of the IMPACT plan and open opportunities for residents to participate in revising it. The aggressive timeline called for heightened community involvement in the process model during 2020 and a rollout of IMPACT 2.0 in January 2021. 

The timeline may be adjusted slightly with the onset of COVID-19 and gatherings and meetings being cancelled. The Chamber staff is gearing up to train IMPACT hub leaders in the process using teleconferencing so that we can potentially launch a tele-engagement effort during the second week of April. Training and capacity building will take place over the next week in preparation for this unique step forward. 

Adhering to CDC guidelines, 10 IMPACT community leaders did undergo Strategic Doing training on March 17th and are committed to assisting as we prepare to move our community forward, despite recent setbacks. 

The plan revision process blends a mixture of planning tools including SMART goal setting, asset framing, Strategic Doing, a system for reviewing current goals and for refining final goals. Most importantly, the strategic opportunities identified will be derived from the grassroots level. 

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