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On the Table Georgetown

How do we get there? We plan to put it all On the Table.

WHAT

As part of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan update, the City and its community partners are asking residents to put all their ideas on the table. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your voice in the 2030 Plan, which will be a roadmap to guide the City’s growth and future development decisions.

In the past, the City has held public meetings to gather community input for planning efforts. For the first time the City is asking the public to bring the discussion to their own tables, collect input from their peers and report it back. On the Table Georgetown is a citywide engagement effort that will allow residents across the City of Georgetown to participate in a brief small group discussion all on the same day, wherever they are at.

WHO

Everyone in Georgetown is invited to host a mealtime conversation of 8 to 12 participants.

    • Host – Lead the table! Gather your Friends and colleagues. Register below and you will receive a Host Toolkit with everything you need including a conversation guide. A training event will be held on September 26, 2018.
    • Guest – Your Voice Matters! Attend a conversation hosted by friends or colleagues, or register to attend a conversation at a public location (Super Host site) by clicking “Register to Attend Here” below.
    • Super Host – Super hosts are organizations that commit to hosting multiple conversations of 8-12 people and open to the public. A list of Super Host sites is below.

WHEN

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

WHERE

Conversations can be hosted in homes, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, libraries, offices, parks, places of worship, anywhere. They can be formal or informal, brown bag or potluck. They may happen over breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack – it’s up to you. The city and its community partners are incorporating this initiative into its National Night Out efforts.  More information and a link to the online registration is available below.

We invite you to pull up a chair and join the discussion.

WHY

We genuinely want to hear every voice. Our community-wide mealtime conversations will generate new ideas, inspire bold solutions, and create opportunities for us to talk about the things we love and the things we want to improve as a community. After October 2, participants will be invited to complete a short email or paper survey covering big ideas, themes and their priorities. From these responses, the city will share a report highlighting the ideas, conversations, themes and outcomes that emerge from On the Table Georgetown, and the data will inform the City’s 2030 Plan Update.

Lead the table!

Gather your friends, family or colleagues and host your own discussion. Register to Host a table by clicking below:

Be a guest at the table!

Large organizations throughout Georgetown have committed to hosting multiple discussion tables at various locations and times throughout the day. An itinerary of Super Host sites can be found below. Register to attend a Super Host event by clicking below:

Super Host locations

Locations throughout Georgetown hosting multiple discussion groups open to the public:

7 – 8 a.m. Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown, TX 78626

7:30 – 9 a.m. Georgetown Young Professionals, Sweet Lemon Inn & Kitchen, 812 S. Church St., Georgetown, TX 78626

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, Mary Bailey Head Start Center, 601 N. College St., Georgetown, TX 78626

9 – 10 a.m. Williamson County Juvenile Services, Main Training Room, 200 Wilco Way, Georgetown, TX 78626

10 – 11 a.m. Southeast Georgetown Community Council, Community Resource Center, 805 W. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626

11 a.m. – Noon Georgetown Health Foundation, 2423 Williams Drive, Community Rooms, Georgetown, TX 78628

11 a.m. – Noon Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, Madella Hilliard Senior Center, 803 W. 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626

12 – 1 p.m. Boomtown Escapes, 215 W. 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626

2 – 3 p.m. Southeast Georgetown Community Council, 805 W. University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626

4 – 5 p.m. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th St., Georgetown, TX 78626

4 – 5 p.m. Delaney at Georgetown Village, 359 Village Commons Blvd., Georgetown, TX 78633

5 – 6 p.m. Georgetown Recreation Center1003 N Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

6 – 7 p.m. Georgetown Ministerial Alliance, Getsemani Community Center, 412 E. 19th St., Georgetown, TX 78626

7 – 8 p.m. Southwestern University, Red and Charline McCombs Campus Center, The McCombs Ballrooms (located on the second floor), 1001 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

We value your input. If you are in need alternate accommodations, please contact us at 0tt@georgetown.org.

Host Toolkits

Training

Training will be hosted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Public Safety Training and Operations Center located at 3500 D B Wood Rd, Georgetown, TX 78628.

National Night Out

The city and its community partners are incorporating this initiative into its National Night Out efforts, so feel free to host a discussion before or after your National Night Out gathering. To register your National Night Out gathering, click below:

About On the Table

On the Table is a community engagement initiative developed by the Chicago Community Trust. Since the Trust launched the initiative in 2014, more than 25 communities have replicated the project. This includes an ongoing commitment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as well as a number of cities who have launched the initiative with support and counsel from the Trust. More information can be found at onthetable.com.

Questions? Email us at: ott@georgetown.org



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