Amherst Community Visioning event

Over 100 people from the Amherst area came together to help build a stronger community. At an earlier session, the community had identified six priorities— i) business growth, ii) expanding tourism, ii) youth retention and attraction, iv) downtown revitalization, v) trails and recreation, and vi) ways to build an age-friendly community. At the second event, people organized themselves into groups and identified available resources, hurdles, solutions and next steps for each topic. Everyone then placed themselves on a “commitment circle” to ensure that these initiatives would get traction moving forward. Follow-up meetings have been held in each of the six areas and projects are well underway.