Visioning a Greater Racine to host informational sessions

Visioning a Greater Racine?

Visioning a Greater Racine, a group focused in reproducing a long-term transformation of eastern Racine County, is hosting meetings to start defining projects that address key issues in the community.

Over the past year, the group met with over 1,300 people in 47 visioning sessions to understand their values and goals for the community. The strategic visioning sessions were aimed at bringing people together to “develop a road map for the community.” Now that the visioning projects have been defined, they have condensed them into a blueprint for specific projects to improve Greater Racine.

The community identified eight shared values that drive Greater Racine: heritage, integrity, inclusion, partnership, caring, sustainability, optimism and courage. Participants then used those values to further define 11 goals around education and youth, healthy productive lives, thriving economy, social justice, transportation, culture and recreation, revitalization, environmental sustainability, diverse and collaborative leadership, pride and self-image, and building an atmosphere for young adults.

Eleven teams are being formed around these goals called WAVE Teams, which will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and Nov. 30 at Dewey’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, 600 Main St. To sign-up, click on this Visioning a Greater Racine link.

The group collected thousands of comments from residents. Every week we’ll post the comments.

Visioning a Greater Racine comments (page 1)

  1. Rail service to Racine
  2. Bridge municipalities, pooling resources
  3. Change Racine’s narrative
  4. RUSD curriculum engages students in the community
  5. Improve quality of jobs and increase commercial involvement
  6. Significantly reduce poverty
  7. Invest more in public schooling
  8. Train to Milwaukee/ Kenosha
  9. Eliminate racism in greater Racine community
  10. Interstate spur
  11. Better public schools
  12. More access to health care – mental health substance abuse & other
  13. health issues
  14. Commercial/ entertainment development on lake front
  15. More jobs and industry
  16. Safe communities through watch programs and improved police force
  17. Destination for young people to live
  18. Racial justice and interaction
  19. Every neighborhood is safe
  20. Fully functioning creative incubator org.
  21. New business and full employment
  22. Train connecting Kenosha Racine and Milwaukee
  23. KRM commuter rail line
  24. Improve highway 20 corridor to downtown
  25. Positive community image
  26. Centers for live work play in same area
  27. Successful college and career ready graduate
  28. Rail service to Racine
  29. Bridge municipalities, pooling resources
  30. Change Racine’s narrative
  31. RUSD curriculum engages students in the community
  32. Improve quality of jobs and increase commercial involvement
  33. Significantly reduce poverty
  34. Invest more in public schooling
  35. Train to Milwaukee/ Kenosha
  36. Eliminate racism in greater Racine community
  37. Interstate spur
  38. Better public schools
  39. More access to health care – mental health substance abuse & other
  40. health issues
  41. Commercial/ entertainment development on lake front
  42. More jobs and industry
  43. Safe communities through watch programs and improved police force
  44. Destination for young people to live
  45. Racial justice and interaction
  46. Every neighborhood is safe
  47. Fully functioning creative incubator org.
  48. New business and full employment
  49. train connecting Kenosha Racine and Milwaukee
  50. KRM commuter rail line
  51. Improve highway 20 corridor to downtown
  52. Positive community image
  53. Centers for live work play in same area
  54. Successful college and career ready graduate

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