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File #: 180504.    Version: Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 11/2/2018 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 2/7/2019 Final action: 2/7/2019
Title: City of Gainesville 150th Anniversary Project (NB) Provide an update on the Gainesville 150th Anniversary project and introduce the Project Coordinator.
Attachments: 1. MOD_180504_150th Presentation_20181115
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City of Gainesville 150th Anniversary Project (NB)

Provide an update on the Gainesville 150th Anniversary project and introduce the Project Coordinator.

Explanation

On April 14, 1869 the City of Gainesville was officially incorporated. For 150 years, people have come together to create the unique city we call home. Beginning this spring and for the year following, the City will mark this moment in time and milestone in our history. The mission of the City of Gainesville’s 150th Anniversary Project is to develop an understanding of where it has come from and to articulate a shared vision.

On November 15, 2018 staff presented dozens of ideas and received feedback from the Commission. The ideas shared during that presentation are by no means meant to be interpreted as final.  We are proud to announce that Nicole Yucht has been selected as the Project Coordinator.  With Ms. Yucht on board, we are now prepared to launch our engagement efforts in earnest.

If we’re going to be the most citizen-centered city in the world, we need to design the 150th in a citizen-centered way. What does that mean? What does a citizen-centered commemoration of our 150th year of being a city look like? How are we creating our city’s 150th year together? What can we understand and learn about Gainesville if we invite our citizens to the center of the design process? The only way to answer these questions is to unite the community through ongoing conversations and collaboration.

This upcoming year represents an opportunity to create spaces for collaboration and engagement.  Our 150th anniversary is an opportunity to co-create an understanding of Gainesville’s history, to share our feelings about the history of our city, and to consider what our way forward might be.

Fiscal Note

$150,000 was budgeted for this yearlong event.

Recommendation

The City Commission 1) receive an update on the 150th Anniversary Project and provide feedback to staff; and 2) introduc...

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