Population Projections: A community dialogue hosted by Citizens’ Forum
Last October, I wrote a column entitled Population Projections: Victims of the past or Masters of our own destiny (see link below), in which I asked whether the process being followed by elected officials is flawed and whether the visions that residents of each city have for themselves will be honored.
Certainly, if we fail to get involved, our visions will be ignored.
A group of citizens who are active in local issues recently formed the Citizens’ Forum to enhance the quality of conversations on Bellingham’s growth. The mission of the Citizens’ Forum is “to provide an opportunity for Bellingham citizens to participate in open dialogue, to exchange ideas, and to debate important issues regarding the future growth of our community.”
On Saturday, January 31, the Citizens’ Forum will host a community dialogue on the population projections for the year 2031. Dan Warner, WWU professor and member of Futurewise Whatcom, will open the forum with a brief presentation, which will be followed by a full citizen discussion. The forum will be held from 10:00 am until noon at the Fountain Community Church at the corner of Broadway and Halleck.
The Citizens’ Forum is inviting interested members of the community to attend, share your insights and participate in the conversation.
Please visit the link to the Citizens’ Forum invitation below for more information:
Date: Saturday, January 31
Time: 10:00 am to noon
Location: Fountain Community Church (2100 Broadway at the corner of Halleck, one block east of Meridian)
If you hope to impact this process, now is the time to get involved!