VISIONING: What do we want for Warwick?

Press Release - November 27, 2017

Open Call to all Warwickians

This is an open call to all Warwickians: wouldn’t you like to have some say about what will and won’t happen here in the next 20 years? You can! 

Warwick — the entire Town and the 3 Villages — is in the middle of a Visioning project called Community2gether. Visioning involves a community coming together and deciding what they do and don’t want to see in their community. Those four words, “coming together and deciding,” will be the focus of the Town-wide Community Voices meeting on Monday, December 11 from 7 - 9 pm at the Warwick Middle School cafeteria. 

If you’re concerned about how Warwick can grow and prosper without losing the special qualities that make the Town, the Villages, the hamlets special … come to this meeting.

If you would like to see young people and seniors be able to afford to live here … come to this meeting.

If you have ideas for the kinds of businesses you would like to see — or not see — in our community … come to this meeting.

If you like your community just the way it is … come to this meeting. If you see some things that you know could be done better … come to this meeting. If you think it’s a bad idea to sit back and just accept what happens … come to this meeting.

It’s time to “come together and decide” on December 11. Mark your calendars!


Published in The Warwick Advertiser, October 3, 2017.

WARWICK — The town-wide visioning process, led by Community 2000 and known as Community2gether, is an attempt to engage the entire Warwick Valley community — residents, farmers, merchants — in a structured exercise to look 10 to 20 years down the road and envision what the best possibilities might be and then to work collaboratively, municipal governments and community members together, to turn those best possibilities into realities... READ THE FULL ARTICLE


Press Release - September 10, 2017

Community Vision Project to kick off with potluck picnic

Community 2000, Warwick’s community development non-profit, along with Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayors Jesse Dwyer, Greenwood Lake, Michael Newhard, Warwick, and Jim Pawliczek, Florida will host a potluck picnic party to kick off the 2017 Community Visioning survey. 

The family-friendly event, is to be held on Sunday, September 10 from 3-6 PM at Warwick Town Park on Union Corners Rd. Children of all ages are welcome. 

The name of the Community Visioning project is “TOGETHER: Building Tomorrow Today.” The process invites everyone who lives or works anywhere in the Warwick Valley to think about how they would like to see their community develop over the next 20 years. 

The public is encouraged to share their ideas by completing a survey that will be posted on the TOGETHER website - www.community2gether.org  – starting the following day. The survey will ask questions about the quality of life throughout the Warwick Valley. It will take only 7 or 8 minutes to complete and will be totally anonymous. Community 2000 is hoping for at least 1,000 completed surveys before the end of September. 

Survey results will be posted on the TOGETHER website. Public meetings will be scheduled in November to review survey results, suggest additions, and prioritize preliminary community goals to serve as the foundation of the TOGETHER vision. 

“It’s up to YOU, the public, to imagine what the Warwick Valley has the potential to achieve. It will be as bold as your imagination! Learn more when you join us for the kick-off potluck picnic party,” adds Community 2000 President Roger Moss.


Published in the Warwick Valley Dispatch - July 8, 2017

Community 2000, in partnership with the Town of Warwick and the Villages of Florida, Greenwood Lake and Warwick, is organizing a major effort to create a shared vision for the future of the entire Warwick community. The four municipalities have funded the major part of this project and have designated Community 2000 to be project manager... READ THE FULL ARTICLE

 

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