Clatsop County wants to know what is important to residents, whether it’s jobs, the environment, public safety or the arts.

Residents can talk about Clatsop County’s future at one of five upcoming “Clatsop Vision 2030 Together” workshops.

The events offer citizens the opportunity to learn more about the Vision 2030 project.

The vision and goals developed through this conversation will be used to guide the policies, plans, decisions and actions of Clatsop County, as well as be available to inform the decisions and actions of the county’s cities and unincorporated communities, local businesses, civic organizations, and community groups.

“With the demands of day-to-day life, it can be a challenge for people to devote time to considering their long-range goals and plans – and it can be the same for local communities and governments,” County Manager Scott Somers said. “A visioning process gives us – citizens and policymakers – a great opportunity to step back and imagine where we’d like to be 15 or 20 years from now.”

The project kicked off earlier this year with one-on-one interviews and small-group discussions with local stakeholders and other participants to identify the key focus areas and help guide planning for the outreach process to follow.

Those key focus areas are:

• Economy and Jobs

• Arts, Culture and History

• Education and Learning

• Public Health and Safety

• Community Development

• Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation

While the workshops will be open to all comments and ideas, each event will emphasize one or more of the key focus areas. Comments and ideas specific to each community will also be welcome.

The workshop schedule is:

• Astoria/Warrenton, 6-8:30 p.m., May 15, Clatsop Community College, Columbia Room 219, 1651 Lexington Ave.

Focus areas: Arts, Culture and History; Community Development and Planning

• Arch Cape, 6-8:30 p.m., May 16, Arch Cape Fire Station, 79729 Highway 101.

Focus areas: Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation; Community Development and Planning

• Knappa / Brownsmead, 6-8:30 p.m., May 23, Knappa Fire Hall, 43114 Hillcrest Loop.

Open to wide variety of community issues, values and visions

• Westport, 2-4:30 p.m., May 24, Westport Community Church, 49246 Highway 30.

Focus areas: Economy and Jobs; Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation

• Seaside/Gearhart, 9:30 a.m.-noon, May 24, Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Ave. A, Seaside.

Focus areas: Economy & Jobs; Education & Learning

In addition to the workshops, an online survey is available for participFirst visioning workshop Thursday

Clatsop County wants to know what is important to residents, whether it’s jobs, the environment, public safety or the arts.

Residents can talk about Clatsop County’s future at one of five upcoming “Clatsop Vision 2030 Together” workshops.

The events offer citizens the opportunity to learn more about the Vision 2030 project.

The vision and goals developed through this conversation will be used to guide the policies, plans, decisions and actions of Clatsop County, as well as be available to inform the decisions and actions of the county’s cities and unincorporated communities, local businesses, civic organizations, and community groups.

“With the demands of day-to-day life, it can be a challenge for people to devote time to considering their long-range goals and plans – and it can be the same for local communities and governments,” County Manager Scott Somers said. “A visioning process gives us – citizens and policymakers – a great opportunity to step back and imagine where we’d like to be 15 or 20 years from now.”

The project kicked off earlier this year with one-on-one interviews and small-group discussions with local stakeholders and other participants to identify the key focus areas and help guide planning for the outreach process to follow.

Those key focus areas are:

• Economy and Jobs

• Arts, Culture and History

• Education and Learning

• Public Health and Safety

• Community Development

• Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation

While the workshops will be open to all comments and ideas, each event will emphasize one or more of the key focus areas. Comments and ideas specific to each community will also be welcome.

The workshop schedule is:

• Astoria/Warrenton, 6-8:30 p.m., May 15, Clatsop Community College, Columbia Room 219, 1651 Lexington Ave.

Focus areas: Arts, Culture and History; Community Development and Planning

• Arch Cape, 6-8:30 p.m., May 16, Arch Cape Fire Station, 79729 Highway 101.

Focus areas: Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation; Community Development and Planning

• Knappa / Brownsmead, 6-8:30 p.m., May 23, Knappa Fire Hall, 43114 Hillcrest Loop.

Open to wide variety of community issues, values and visions

• Westport, 2-4:30 p.m., May 24, Westport Community Church, 49246 Highway 30.

Focus areas: Economy and Jobs; Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation

• Seaside/Gearhart, 9:30 a.m.-noon, May 24, Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Ave. A, Seaside.

Focus areas: Economy & Jobs; Education & Learning

In addition to the workshops, an online survey is available for participants to weigh in on the visioning process. Go to www.co.clatsop.or.us and click on “Clatsop Vision 2030” to reach the survey and learn more about the project.ants to weigh in on the visioning process. Go to www.co.clatsop.or.us and click on “Clatsop Vision 2030” to reach the survey and learn more about the project.

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