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I Have a Dream for the City of Newburgh

I Have a Dream for the City of Newburgh

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  • This morning, the message from my daily meditation book was titled “ Changing the world”. From Dr. Paul Ray are these Words “ Our future is not merely something that happens to us, But something that we participate in creating. If we do This consciously, we can create a world that works. From Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people will perish.
  • This morning, the message from my daily meditation book was titled “ Changing the world”. From Dr. Paul Ray are these Words “ Our future is not merely something that happen to us, But something that we participate in creating. If we do This consciously, we can create a world that works. From Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people will perish.
  • Newburgh housing, streets and sidewalks will be updated and clean The 1 st designated area defined by the Land Bank & partners is thriving with newly renovated housing choices. The 2 nd designated area has already started the renovating process. A fair and equitable solution is in place to manage issues between landlords and tenants. Code enforcement is fair and equitable across all neighborhoods. More workforce housing is available to people who work in the city. The streets & sidewalks will be clean; a standard pick of trash will occur.
  • This morning, the message from my daily meditation book was titled “ Changing the world”. From Dr. Paul Ray are these Words “ Our future is not merely something that happen to us, But something that we participate in creating. If we do This consciously, we can create a world that works. From Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people will perish.
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    • 1.
      • I have a Dream
      • for the
      • City of Newburgh
    • 2.
      • Are You Ready to Dream
      • With Me?
    • 3. The Newburgh Dream
      • Newburgh has a thriving business environment
        • A Newburgh Business Assoc is a strong voice for the business owners of Newburgh
        • The City council, commissions and committees are streamlined and actively support business development and growth.
        • There is a supermarket within the boundaries of the city.
        • Lower Broadway has shops and businesses that cater to students and government workers. It is a vibrant and safe place to hang out and shop.
        • Broadway store facades are updated with a fresh new look. Store owners and manager take pride in their establishment.
    • 4.
      • Newburgh is a safe place to live and play
        • Newburgh’s reputation is “Don’t get caught with drugs in Newburgh”
        • Newburgh’s crime rate for violent crimes and property crimes is reduced by 50%
      • Newburgh’s jobless rate is at or below national levels.
        • A Transportation Solution is in place; people can get to jobs in the surrounding areas.
        • A central clearing house for job training and job placement will exist and results are tracked and reported to the public monthly.
        • Newburgh residents are top priority for jobs they are qualified to perform in city and government contracts.
      The Newburgh Dream
    • 5.
      • Newburgh housing, streets and sidewalks are updated and clean
        • The 1 st designated area defined by the Land Bank & partners is thriving with newly renovated housing choices.
        • The 2 nd designated area has already started the renovating process.
        • A fair and equitable solution is in place to manage issues between landlords and tenants.
        • Code enforcement is fair and equitable across all neighborhoods.
        • More workforce housing is available to people who work in the city.
        • The streets & sidewalks will be clean; a standard pick of trash will occur.
      The Newburgh Dream
    • 6. What will it Take?
      • Partnerships / Collaboration
      • Clear Vision and Focus
      • Organization
      • Willingness to challenge “current beliefs”
      • Create small wins early
      • Celebrate small successes along the way
      • Money
    • 7.
      • Citizen Volunteers are Key Partners in
      • Building the Newburgh Dream
      • Boards, Committees, Commissions have been volunteering for a long time
      • Now it is time for
      • COMMUNITY ACTION TEAMS
      • to take it to a new level!
    • 8. Overview of Teams
      • Building Business /Newburgh Business Association
      • Create and organize a Newburgh Business Association. Mission is to support local business through partnerships, activities, tourism, festivals, etc.
      • Broadway Transformation
      • Partnering with City Planning and Development, leveraging information from the Master Plan, start the process to transform Broadway.
      • Clean & Beautify Newburgh
      • Define an ongoing solution to cleaning up Newburgh and keeping is clean. We may need to create a non-profit organization or partner with one that will expand its mission to cover this goal. We need the power to raise money to fund many of the projects that need to be done.
      • Creating a Safe City
      • We want to change the perception of Newburgh across the Hudson Valley. We want Newburgh to become known as the “last place you want to be caught with drugs or doing a violent crime. Safe for citizens, safe for businesses and safe for visitors.
    • 9. Overview of Teams
      • Transportation
      • This team needs to look at both a short term and long term transportation solution as well as a Newburgh City/Town solution and a Regional solution. We must improve the current situation.
      • Newburgh Heritage and Art Festival
      • As a way to market the history and art community, Newburgh needs to start a festival honoring both. This team will focus on creating the process and overall plan for the first Newburgh Heritage and Art Festival in 2013 for last of July or early August.
      • Friend of Seniors
      • The Seniors in our City are all but forgotten because of the so many other problems. This Team would needs to assess out current situation and work with the Seniors to enhance our senior programs.
      • Landlords and Tenants
      • This team needs to be comprised of both tenants and landlords. The objective is to find an equitable and fair solution to the issues that currently exist. It is a complex problem that will need some truly “out of the box” thinking to create a win/win solution.
    • 10. Overview of Teams
      • Youth
      • Although there are multiple programs for youth across the City, we need to understand how they work or do not work together. Then we must work on creating an integrated, unified solution for our children.
      • Emergency Plan
      • The focus of this team is to work with the Fire Department to implement a plan to manage emergencies; heat, rain, snow that cause basic services to breakdown or cause our most vulnerable citizens to be at risk.
      • Job Creation
      • Partnering with businesses, training groups and job creation or support organizations to bring more jobs to the city or transport our potential employees to surrounding job locations.
      • Marketing the City
      • We must create an active and ongoing program to market the assets of the City. Brochures, City Memorabilia, signs at all points of entry…..
    • 11. Overview of Teams
      • Adopt-a-Block
      • Define and organize a plan to organize the city into 1-2 block areas for the purpose of working with the citizens on that block for creating cleanup solutions and making it safe.
      • Bring the Remains home
      • We need to find a solution for the remains that are in New Paltz that belong in Newburgh. These are the ones that were disturbed during the Court House renovation.
    • 12.
      • This Dream can become the Newburgh
      • Reality
      • Unless ….
    • 13.
      • Unless…
      • we fail to understand the dynamics of change and know how to manage it.
    • 14. Group Actions Individual Actions Knowledge Interpretations Difficulty Time Current Reality Desired Outcome It takes time and patience!
    • 15. Chaos & Pain Desired Outcome Current Reality
    • 16. ¼ are Early Adopters Reward Them! Make them Visible ½ are Waiting to See. Communicate! Repeat the Vision constantly Use the Transition Plan ¼ are Late Adopters or Dug In. Communicate! If no success, let go The Standard Curve
    • 17. Confidence Low High Time Uninformed Certainty Informed Doubt Realistic Concern Informed Certainty ( Confidence) (Pessimism) ( Hope) (Satisfaction, Confidence)
      • This reaction pattern always exists. The two things we can effect are:
      • How long we are in the ‘valley of despair’.
      • How deep the “valley of despair’ becomes
      • When we are in the valley is NOT the time to figure out our next move. This needs to be planned in the early phase.
      (Resistance)
    • 18.
      • Have you had enough of the way it is?
      • Are you motivated?
      • Are you ready to create the
      • City of your Dreams
    • 19. What is your Passion ?
      • Do you want to help in the Newburgh Renaissance?
      • How much can you help? We need leaders and we also need ‘doers’. Everyone counts.
      • What team “calls” to you?
      • Where do you have skills?
      Together we can rebuild Newburgh
    • 20. Tonight’s Process
      • Each table needs a Facilitator and Recorder
      • At each table will have the following resources:
        • Facilitator’s guide
        • Sign-in sheets
        • Current State evaluation sheets
        • Team Goals sheets
        • Team Solution Sheets
        • Team list of ideas
        • Pencils/pens
    • 21. At the table…
      • Sign the participant list
      • Team leader go over the initial team ideas as a start up exercise
      • Current State of situation – 20 minutes
      • Define specific goal – 20 minutes
      • Brainstorm Solution ideas – 20 minutes
      • Choose a permanent team leader
      • Come back together

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