In early March, 2017 Avalanche Consulting released the Align Amarillo Community & Business Survey . The Community & Business Survey is an online survey open to all residents that asks for their input on the current state of Amarillo and what they hope to see in Amarillo in the future. The City of Amarillo and the Amarillo EDC ask that all Amarillo residents participate in the survey, and please share the survey with your friends, families, and colleagues.
During the same visit to Amarillo, Avalanche Consulting and CDS brief the local media before conducting the first Advisory Committee meeting. The Advisory Board, made up of civic, business and educational leaders will work closely with the Align Amarillo partners to help direct the study and focus on key local values.
Avalanche Consulting and CDS visit and study key districts within the city, interview stakeholders in advance of a public visioning meeting scheduled for March 30, 2017.
New AEDC President Barry Albrecht continues to reach out to businesses and citizens across Amarillo. Economic development activities are ultimately designed to serve the entire community. Opening and maintaining channels of communication helps ensure all individuals and organizations are working together and nobody gets left behind.
A breakout group discuses their vision for Quality of Life in Amarillo during the public meeting on March 30th. These animated groups of citizens spoke of their aspirations for the community and identified their shared values and priorities. The input provided by the more than 50 people in attendance will be critical to developing a strategic vision in combination with the nearly 900 public survey responses, focus group discussions, and individual interviews conducted throughout the Align Amarillo strategic planning process.
Avalanche met with North Amarillo representatives.
Community members attend the city's second public forum on May 22, 2017. This event gave citizens the opportunity to discuss the needs and priorities of Amarillo's economic future. The public forum was be lead by Tony De Lisi of Avalanche Consulting.