For Immediate Release: 6/1/2022 2:49 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. — The first public in-person event for the Worcester Now | Next Citywide Plan will be hosted in June, accompanied by a virtual version two weeks later and then a series of Listening Tour events.
The interactive Public Visioning Workshops will provide an opportunity for members of the Worcester community to help refine the focus and key issues for the planning process and share their vision for Worcester’s next chapter. Attendees will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current patterns and trends in Worcester through maps and graphics addressing topics ranging from housing and transportation, to economic opportunity and land use and much more. The planning team will also present the initial findings from the Spring Citywide Survey that ran during the months of April and May.
Public Visioning Workshop Event Details
The in-person Public Visioning Workshop will be held Thursday, June 23, at the Worcester Senior Center (128 Providence St., Worcester, MA 01604) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The virtual workshop will occur two weeks later on Thursday, July 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. as a virtual Zoom video conference, using tools like live polling and breakout rooms for smaller group dialogue and activities.
Visit now-next.worcesterma.gov/events/ to learn more and RSVP.
Accessibility & Translation
The Worcester Senior Center has a handicap-accessible entrance, free parking and is accessible via WRTA bus routes 11 and 1. Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters will be attending both the in-person and virtual events. If you are interested in helping us reach more community members, please contact our community organizer, Guillermo Creamer Jr. at email@example.com.
Summer Listening Tour Events
The in-person and virtual Public Visioning Workshops will be followed by a series of Listening Tour events which will provide an opportunity for more members of the Worcester community to share their input on the same topics. These Listening Tour events will be scheduled at locations around the city during July and August, details to be announced in the coming weeks.