Recommendations(to be completed before December 2013)• Complete the “Steps to Create a StrongOrganization” checklist.• Focus on:– Volunteers– Action plan– membership• dues structure• membership chairman• recruit members.
Recommendations(to be completed before December 2013)Main Street Approach™– Organization– Design– Promotion– Economic Restructuring
Recommendations(to be completed before December 2013)• Set up an office– Hire and train anExecutive Director• Research and determine the viability of a BID.
2013 Action Plan• Webpage– Content– Updates• Social mediastrategy
2013 Action Plan• Launch a “supportlocal business”campaign.
2013 Action Plan• Throw a party! Make money!– Evaluate event
2013 Action Plan• Organize a clean-up day – or days.The district needs a good scrubbingon a regular basis.
2013 Action Plan• Develop sign guidelines for Beach 116.
2013 Action Plan• Leverage your disaster relief dollars.
2013 Action Plan• Property inventory• Baseline DataCollection:– Number of jobs in thedistrict– Number of businesses inthe district– Property values– Current propertyownership– Current publicinvestment
2014 PlanDollars Reinvested:- Total reinvestment in physicalimprovements (pub/pri)$55.7billionNet gain in businesses: 109,664Net gain in jobs: 473,439Number of building rehabilitations: 236,201Reinvestment Ratio (i): $18:$1• Track your reinvestment2012 Main Street™ Reinvestment
Community Principles for Success• Greater than the sum of its parts• Emphasis on civic, rather than politicalleadership• Transcend traditional roles, and reliance onthe public sector• inclusive, participatory, collaborative• Emphasis on not just what get’s done, butmore importantly, how it gets done• engage & involve the entire community
Cities have the capability of providing something foreverybody, only because, and only when, they arecreated by everybody.-- Jane Jacobs
“We have no publicresources to doanything”•National Statistics:•Volunteerism = $171 billion (only 64 mill people)•Total Charitable Giving = $298.42 billion.•Non-profits = $300 billion in investment into localcommunities•Over half of all states have enacted legislation to enableprivate-sector participation in infrastructure projects, wherethere is an estimated $180 billion to be leveraged•Crowdfunding - $1.5 billion in 2011 alone•*billions in federal support
Simple, but Transformational• From each organization, to an umbrella ofgroups collaborating on everything• an army of volunteers• an array of resources• from a cacophony of voices to a giantmegaphone for one community message• from disparate investments/activities to alignedactivities that build collective momentum• working from strengths• labor intensive start-up, but exponential return
Organizational Models• Form a New Organization• Use an Existing Organization• Community Coalition/Partnership
Use Existing Organization• Broadmoor, NewOrleans• Revitalization Plan• Formed CDC• Charter School• Education Corridor• FormedImprovement District
Multi-faceted approach• Community powered: 13,000 volunteers havecontributed 300,000 hours• Inclusive: "When you have solidarity of people ofdifferent economic groups, theres a power to that andthat can make a big difference"• Outside help (Harvard, MIT, etc), grants, etc• Attractive partner: "We knew there was moneyavailable. We said, Were ready, well take yourmoney, and well show you results." (Leveraged $40million initially)• In 7 years, 85% of the 2,400 homes were rebuilt andoccupied, vs. other neighborhoods that languished
Once you are organized....Community action becomes possible
What can a community do?• Articulate a Collective Vision• Set the table for partnerships• Position place as an attractive investment• Mobilize volunteers• Leverage collective capacity & Resources• Build Civic Momentum through communityprojects, events & activities
Create Community spaces“The Pallet Pavilion is a transitionalarchitecture project that functions as acommunity space and venue for events. It wasbuilt by volunteer power over 6 weeks in late2012.” (Christchurch, NZ)Pallet Pavilion is built from over 3000 wooden pallets
Create civic focal pointsFifth Ward Community Jam (Houston,TX)
Civic/Place Branding• Creating a CivicTidal Wave• Internal audiencevs. externalaudience
• Welcome to the Rock...A community where you cantravel from sunrise to sunset in 3 short blocks...Hometo the greatest urban beach experience in theworld...A place where small town values still count,where deep attachment to community is stillmeaningful, and where neighbors work together for abetter future...It’s OUR community.
This is your moment• This can be a brief momentin time, or it can be thebeginning of a sustained andenduring community spiritthat transforms theRockaways. Take ownershipof this opportunity.• “We are all faced with aseries of historicopportunities, brilliantlydisguised as insolubleproblems.”-John W. Gardner
Don’t pass this up.• During the last month...• Massive CA Fires• OKC Tornadoes• Midwest Floods• Andrea• NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook saysthere is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 namedstorms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph orhigher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).