A group of citizen volunteers—the Navigators—will be presenting the results of their work to the Battle Ground City Council on Monday, December 3 at the 7:00 p.m. council meeting. The Navigators, twelve community members appointed to offer guidance and present their recommendations to City Council, have been working since June to develop a community-wide vision and to prioritize projects. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the recommended vision and priority actions.
The vision and action plan - called the Battle Ground Roadmap - is designed to chart a direction for the City’s future. It has been built on input gathered from area residents including 2,000 survey responses, interviews with community leaders, along with feedback from 60-plus community members who attended an interactive open house to review the initial set of priority projects.
Identified projects include city initiatives as well as initiatives that are community-driven. City initiatives include:
Community driven initiatives include the support of a successful school system, eventual redevelopment of the Battle Ground High School Campus, and the development of activity centers and gathering places.
“Many of the priority projects in the action plan will become City of Battle Ground initiatives. Some of these city initiated projects are set to begin right away in 2019,” notes Erin Erdman, Interim City Manager/Community Development Director. Other community driven priorities are expected to be implemented over a longer time, with ongoing support from the City and other key partners.
Once the Roadmap vision and action plan is accepted by the City Council, implementation will begin with the help of the Navigators.
“We will get started right away on several of the top priority projects once approved. While some other actions are further off in the future, we will have a roadmap to achieve the community’s vision for our city,” explains Erdman.
To learn more about Battle Ground Roadmap, visit www.cityofbg.org/BG-Roadmap