Article submitted by the office of Mayor Kimberley L. Driscoll, City of Salem
Salem, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), North Shore Community Development Coalition (CDC), and the Point Neighborhood Association (PNA) hosts a launch party to introduce Point neighborhood residents to how the recently completed Point Vision and Action Plan will be implemented.
The party coincided with a regular meeting of the PNA on Monday, April 28, and runs from 6-8 p.m. at the Salem Academy Charter School, 45 Congress St., No, 121. Complimentary served, Spanish translation will be provided, and on-site childcare will be available.
The Salem Point Neighborhood Vision and Action Plan outlines a vision to improve the quality of life in the Point neighborhood and an action agenda that the City of Salem and community partners will work together to implement over a seven-year period from 2013-2020.
The Plan is a product of a year-long grassroots, neighborhood-level visioning process where city officials and community leaders, residents, students, service providers, property owners, and others engaged in a series of conversations to consider practical approaches for building upon the assets of the Point and making it an even better place to live, work, study, and visit.
“I am very excited to share details with the Point neighborhood about how the City and its partners will implement this valuable plan,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll.
Attendees of the neighborhood launch party are able to meet with officials from the city as well as with partners who helped to create the Plan and who will be key in implementing its action items. They can also participate in table discussions about Plan elements and interactive art-based activities. Partners who worked on the Plan and who will be implementing its action items are on-hand to discuss relevant topic such as job training opportunities, small business development training opportunities, leadership development programming, and improvements to neighborhood parks.