The city of Roswell is calling on its residents to attend a upcoming town hall meeting where they can voice their opinions about its arts and cultural plan.
The town hall will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the East Roswell Park's Recreation Center at 9000 Fouts Road.
The city is in the midst of developing the Imagine Roswell Arts & Culture 2030 Master Plan, whose primary focus will be 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 city said in a news release.
“Gathering input from the public regarding the future of Roswell’s cultural life is paramount to creating a successful Cultural Master Plan,” said Morgan Timmis, historic and cultural affairs manager for the city. “Without significant input from the public we cannot know what the community desires in terms of future programs, events or facilities needed to enrich the arts and culture here in Roswell for everyone.”
Along with the town hall meeting, residents are also encouraged to go online and take the city's Arts & Culture Survey.
The project is overseen by committee made up of community leaders, arts leaders, artists, arts educators and representatives from the Roswell Arts Commission.
Roswell has hired Los Angeles-based The Cultural Planning Group to help conduct the research and develop a plan seen as vital to the city's ability to build a short- and long-range culture and arts strategy for Roswell.
Following the research phase, the Cultural Planning Group will prepare recommendations for how to grow and strengthen the arts and cultural landscape of Roswell over the coming 15-year period.
For more information, visit www.roswellgov.com/culturalplan.