Thursday, April 23, 2009

Volunteer Design Charettes Facilitators Needed

Volunteer Design Charettes Facilitators Needed

Subject: City of Peekskill Charrette Facilitator Hello,

I am writing to invite you to become a facilitator for an upcoming charrette. As you may be aware, the City of Peekskill is organizing a charrette to determine the future of the Lower South Street corridor between Welcher Avenue and Louisa Street.

A charrette is essentially an extended public hearing and public input process where citizens provide feedback as to what they would like to see developed in an area. Because a charrette involves extensive public input, facilitators are necessary to attend meetings and collect feedback.

Due to your experience and expertise in public affairs, planning or an art-related field, Staff feels that you would be an excellent candidate for a facilitator. The time commitment, while significant, would not be onerous.

Facilitator training would be at 7pm on Tuesday March 3, 2009. The visioning workshop will be held one week later from 7pm to roughly 10pm on Wednesday March 11, 2009. The charrette itself has not been scheduled but is expected to take place over one evening and one full day (most likely a weekend) sometime in April.

Please consider joining us as a facilitator. This is a great opportunity to serve your City as well as get an ‘inside view’ of how contemporary planning occurs. Unless I hear from you beforehand, I will contact you individually over the next several days to discuss this further.

Kind regards,
Tom Marotta

Thomas Marotta Assistant City Planner
City of Peekskill
840 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
p: (914) 293-0914 f:
(914) 737-2688

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