Hello Fellow Residents and Cam Co Enthusiasts,
It's been a crazy summer -- as project coordinator for the Cam Co Project, I had to take a huge step back to heal from surgery and we've lost some momentum.
But fear not, we're back and September brings a Huge -FINAL push to collect your stories and to give you opportunities to share your hopes, dreams, and concerns; your #MyCameronCounty story.
October 1st, we'll begin taking all the stories you've shared with us over the last 6 months, all the survey responses, art projects, emails, and facebook comments and drafting Cameron County's Community Value Statements -- summarizing our shared values and showcasing what we collectively view as the heart and soul of Cameron County.
October will bring lots of sharing the stories we've heard back to residents, the surprising and endearing.
We'll be spending November sharing the Value Statements we've drafted with EVERYONE. Asking if we got it right. Keep an eye out for ways to comment on what you think.
Once we're sure the value statements are correct, we'll be transitioning to Phase 3: Make Decisions.
You'll each be invited to resident visioning sessions where we'll think about our Cameron County's future through the eyes of each Value Statement. What we need to work on. What actions they require to thrive. What projects need to occur or cease. What ideas they inspire.
This is where our past meets our future -- and all the amazing ideas you've been sharing with us and the ideas you've yet to share, have the chance to become reality.
So, please, Please, PLEASE, if you haven't shared your "My Cameron County" story, reach out to us.
The stories we gather now, each of the unique ways you view our communities and interact with them, the barriers you face and history you hold, it all matters. The rich data each story holds will help us justify the projects and initiatives of positive growth in our future. How we get them approved, funded, implemented.
We've already learned so much from the over 500 stories, both thin and thick, we've collected. We want you all to be apart of this, because you all matter. Please don't miss your chance to be heard.
Kind Regards from your neighbor,