October 25th, 2010

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Prince George's planning being implemented by county!

From Parks & Planning (M-NCPPC):

Envision Prince George's Implementation Phase Underway
The first meeting of the Envision Prince George's Implementation Coordinating Council took place on September 22, 2010 at the Prince George's Ballroom. Nearly 150 stakeholders participated in the planning session, which was designed to acquaint participants with the structure of the Coordinating Council and organize Community Action Teams (CATs). CATs are comprised of various community stakeholders charged with implementing the goals and objectives outlined in the Envision Action Agenda. The Envision initiative is on a very ambitious timeline to achieve its initial measurable results by June 1, 2011. During the meeting, participants gathered in small groups to discuss goal areas and identify quick pathways to success. Click here to view a few of the preliminary pathways CATs are exploring (PDF).

Be a Visionary
There is still time for you to join the Envision Prince George's Implementation Coordination Council (ICC). The next meeting is Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10 am – 2pm, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Parkway, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Sign up for a Community Action Team (CAT) and work with a group of dynamic stakeholders to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Envision Action Agenda (PDF form here). Lunch will be provided, but you must confirm your attendance at e-news[at]ppd.mncppc.org or by calling 301-952-3594 by Friday, October 29, 2010.

Kudos for Jobs Done Well
After nearly two years of community input, we are pleased to announce that Envision Prince George's is the recipient of the Award for Distinction in Community Engagement and Outreach from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association. The award recognizes an individual, organization, plan, or program that showcases innovation or extraordinary effort in encouraging inclusive public participation in planning efforts. Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, member of the EICC Executive Committee and the Sustain Goal Team, received the Distinguished Leadership Award for a Citizen Planner. Morgan-Hubbard is founder and CEO of Engaged Community Offshoots, a nonprofit organization dedicated reversing the effects of systemic poverty, racism, and environmental destruction through establishing and promoting social venture community-based businesses. Morgan-Hubbard also served as an Outreach Ambassador for Envision.

Additionally, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's 2010 Historic Sites and Districts Plan received the Outstanding Regional or Comprehensive Plan Award. This award acknowledges a plan developed for an entire community that advances the art and science of planning.

Enhance Your Wardrobe and Promote Envision
Need a new baseball cap or t-shirt? How about a messenger bag or coffee mug? These items and many more can be found at the Envision Prince George's On-Line Store. Launched late this summer, the online store offers reasonably priced items that promote the shared vision of thousands in our community in a fashionable way. Customized products carry the Envision Prince George's logo and proceeds will support implementation of the strategic goals and initiatives of the Envision Action Agenda.

All orders are managed by Café Press, a reputable, independently contracted on-line store. So exercise your buying power and show your enthusiasm for the place in which you live, work, learn, serve, enjoy, and sustain by shopping at Envision Online.

More at http://www.envisionprincegeorges.org