PLAN.2026 KICKOFF EVENT
Meeting Type: Special Event
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to NOON
Place: Municipal Building Community Room
Address: 43 Bombardier Road Milton, VT 05468
Contact: (802) 893-1186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Food and mingling(10 minutes)
2. Opening Circle (25 minutes)
2(A) Agenda overview
2(B) Establish group norms
2(C) Introduction to event
3. Small group conversations (6-10 people per group) (1 hour)
3(A)Round of intros
3(B) Discussion on Milton Today
Reflection and discussion surrounding question: “What do you especially love about Milton?”. Develop a shared vision within each group.
3(C) Participatory mapping exercise
Participants use sticky notes to identify places they love and places they hope will change in town.
3(D) Discussion on Milton Tomorrow
Reflection and discussion surrounding question: “In the next 8 years, how could Milton change to improve your quality of life?”. Develop a shared vision within each group.
4. Small group presentations to full group (5 minutes)
Each group presents both of their vision statements
5. Voting session (10 minutes)
In addition to the fresh vision statements, there will be a display of general vision statements expressed by members of the Milton community (gathered via online survey, paper survey, post card write-ups, or Summer Carnival activities). The number of dots next to a statement indicates the number of people who included the statement in their responses. Participants in attendance walk around room and vote for vision statements that they support most using dot-shaped stickers.
6. Small group debrief (5 minutes)
7. Closing (5 minutes)