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Roswell to Build Short, Long-Range Culture & Arts Strategy

The planning process will be highly inclusive with numerous opportunities for input from a wide variety of stakeholder groups and the community as a whole.

Courtesy City of Roswell
Courtesy City of Roswell
From the City of Roswell

The City of Roswell has hired The Cultural Planning Group, out of Los Angeles, Calif., to conduct a Community Wide Culture and Arts Assessment and Plan. Roswell and the Roswell Arts Commission consider this plan vital to the City’s ability to build a short- and long-range culture and arts strategy for the City.

The primary focus of this plan is to build upon and leverage the strengths, assets, advantages and accomplishments already established in this culturally diverse region, and to fully integrate arts and culture planning into the current and future economic and community development of Roswell.

The Cultural Planning Group has vast experience in the arena of cultural planning, having prepared more than 60 such plans for communities ranging from the cities of Ventura and Los Angeles in California to Charlotte, North Carolina.

"We are delighted to begin work with Roswell’s Historic and Cultural Affairs Division and the Roswell Arts Commission on the City’s new cultural plan,” said Partner David Plettner-Saunders. “The community clearly has a rich cultural landscape—past and present—and now the City has set the ambitious goal of making Roswell the preeminent cultural destination in the Atlanta region. We are eager to learn more about the community’s arts and cultural scene, to listen to its vision for the future, and to co-create a roadmap for cultural development.”

The planning process will be highly inclusive with numerous opportunities for input from a wide variety of stakeholder groups and the community as a whole. There will be in-person interviews, town hall meetings, community conversations and online surveys conducted to gather data about what is and isn’t available currently in the arts and culture. Following the research phase, the firm will prepare recommendations regarding how to grow and strengthen the arts and cultural landscape of Roswell over the coming 15-year period.

The project will be overseen by a diverse Steering Committee comprised of community leaders, arts leaders, artists, arts educators, and representatives from the Roswell Arts Commission. The City of Roswell Project Manager is G. Morgan Timmis, Historic and Cultural Affairs Manager.

For updates on this project visit www.roswellgov.com/culturalplan.

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