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You Only Turn 200 Once, Make It Count

Posted by: Molly Chavers
Posted: February 27, 2015
Categories: IndyHub

MollyChaver_HeadshotWhen I was a kid, probably about nine, I saw Annie onstage for the first time. I was ah-mazed. All I could think about for the next several days was how I could produce, direct and star in my very own backyard production. I put together a cast (at least in my head), began scheduling rehearsals, and planning the stage. My mother was terrified.

Lucky for her, I lost interest pretty quickly.

I share that story to illustrate a point. We are all familiar with the “Oh, wouldn’t it be so cool if…” plans that never happen. Those ideas that start to take shape, but aren’t seen through to execution. That’s not going to be the case with the Plan 2020 Bicentennial Agenda.

This stuff is really going to happen. And lucky for you, your two cents count.

The Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis represents the culmination of the Plan 2020 Committee work. So many awesome folks have put a lot of time into this plan, and now it’s your turn to have a look. And a say.

Before we tell you how we’re going to make it easier for you, I want to underscore why this important. This plan IS going to be put into place. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

agendacoverFrom the beginning, Plan 2020’s Project Managers have sourced and scoured every bit of this city in their theme to determine the core values of our city, identify unseen opportunities, and find the intersection between vision and possibility. The Agenda is the culmination of a ton of hard work.

To be honest, there is a lot of information in the Agenda to process. But we owe it to our city, our neighbors, and ourselves to make sure this Agenda has the most authentic feedback possible.

Starting this Monday, IndyHub is committing to read and comment on three parts each week. That means with get through the sub-sections of An Authentic Place in week one, A New Attitude in week two, and A New Bottom Line in week three. If we stick to it (which we will), we’ll have completed our reading assignment by March 20 – the deadline for public comment.

We’ll share our thoughts and process through Twitter and Facebook. And we’d love for you to join the conversation. Think of it as a Bicentennial Agenda Book Club. Only this time, we really will discuss the book and not just drink the wine.

After all, you only turn 200 once.

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