MARANA CITIZENS' FORUM
The Marana Citizens' Forum has reconvened for the Fall 2018 Session. Delegates will participate in the General Plan planning process with a 3rd party consultant, Matrix, beginning on September 20th, 2018. The meetings will take place at in the 2nd Floor Conference Center at the Marana Municipal Complex, located at 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, at 5:30PM, unless otherwise noted. The Fall 2018 meeting dates are listed below:
Orientation: September 20, 2018 - a facilitated discussion with Matrix regarding the process for the future General Plan.
Issue Naming: October 4, 2018 - CANCELLED
Data Presentation/Issue Framing: October 18, 2018 - a two hour interactive workshop regarding current asset planning in Marana.
Public Deliberation: November 1, 2018 (facilitated discussion w/ Town Staff).
Construction: November 8, 2018 (facilitated discussion w/ Town Staff).
Review: November 15, 2018 (facilitated discussion w/ Town Staff).
Presentation: November 20, 2018 (held in Council Chambers at the Marana Municipal Complex, 7PM)
Established by Council action in 2011, the Marana Citizens' Forum is a new model for engaging residents and community partners in the Town. The Forum is comprised of up to 32 Delegates from throughout the community, including Regional Partner Representatives from the Marana Health Center, the Marana Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Fire District, and Marana Unified School District, as well as At-Large Citizen Delegates and Town Council Appointed Delegates, all of whom bring their unique viewpoints and expertise to the discussion to help develop recommendations for broad town-wide issues.
To convene Town of Marana residents, business owners, and other community partners from the greater Marana area to discuss recommendations for potential action to Town Council regarding multidisciplinary, town-wide issues in conjunction with the Town's objectives as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
To promote active citizen engagement from Marana residents in integral town functions and issues in an effective and sustainable manner that is consistent with the Mission Statement of the Marana Citizens' Forum.
Increase the number of informed and engaged citizens of the Town of Marana
Develop feasible action plans for recommendation to Council on important issues
Tie ideas and action plans to the Town’s Planning Documents (Strategic Plan, General Plan, Economic Road Map/Strategic Plan)
Establish and maintain a positive feedback loop between the Forum and Town Council
To promote civic dialogue in order to implement community action plans from Forum recommendations
To provide Town staff with direction on various projects based on citizen input and engagement
*Fall 2018 Delegates
Angela Wagner Gabbard
Colleen Frederick (Marana Unified School District)
John Page Burton
Recent Recommendations to Council: Fall '17
*All meetings for any Session of the Marana Citizens' Forum are open to the public. Public may attend these meetings at their leisure, but are not permitted to interact or interfere with the process of collaboration of the Marana Citizens' Forum Delegates.