Creating a development plan for O'Fallon

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Creating a development plan for O'Fallon

  1. 1. Community Engagement 2.0Creating a Development Plan for O’Fallon Jenola Hickombottom, Longtime Resident
  2. 2. The Neighborhood
  3. 3. The Neighborhood5,791 3,131 0.59 1,493 85033.9 $26,281 11.8 1,360 5-7
  4. 4. The Neighborhood
  5. 5. The PartnershipRESIDENT + CITY + UNIVERSITY
  6. 6. EngagementConnectors and Leader Block Units SchoolsSocial Service Providers Homeowners City AgenciesChurches Elected Officials Renters Youth
  7. 7. The Process Vision StatementsHousing & Affordable Housing OutcomesEconomic Development & Jobs StrategiesHealth and Social Service ProgramsCommunity Schools & Education
  8. 8. EquityHow does the plan create equity in O’Fallon?- No Decision About Us Without Us - Building Community Knowledge- Developing Organizational Capacity - Inclusionary Vision Statements - Plan for Wealth & Asset Building
  9. 9. RegionalismHow does the plan positively impact the region? - The North Side Matters! - Minority Participation - New Partnerships - A Model for Redevelopment - Re-Branding - Changing Hearts & Minds
  10. 10. Lessons Learned What have we learned? - Importance of Resources and Partners- Recruiting the Less Visible is a Community Desire - Block Captain Model & Planning - Compromise - Be Democratic - Don’t be Dismissive - Get it on Paper - The Thirst for Change Exists! - Importance of Building Trust and Friendships - Mediate Personality Clashes
  11. 11. Thank You!See the plan online at: www.historicofallon.wordpress.comContact: Jenola Hickombottom, jenola@sbcglobal.net Michael Powers, powersm@stlouis-mo.gov

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