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Gwsb Kickoff

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Presentation for getting the Grant Wood Scenic Byway organization started.

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Gwsb Kickoff

  1. 1. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Intros – Byway Project Coordinator, Limestone Bluffs RC&D, attendees </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Byway Project? </li></ul><ul><li>Roles & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>5-minute break </li></ul><ul><li>Corridor Management Plan – what’s that? </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Breaker – lead-in to Vision & Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap up – Q&A </li></ul>
  2. 2. Grant Wood Scenic Byway As for my own region… its material seems to me to be more sincere and honest , and to gain in depth by having to be hunted for . – Grant Wood
  3. 3. Byway PARTNERS
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Provides training & technical assistance  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports our grassroots efforts </li></ul></ul>Iowa Department of Transportation
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Grassroots, partnership-based program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages economic vitality through tourism.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides training & technical assistance. </li></ul></ul>National Scenic Byways Program
  6. 6. What is a byway?
  7. 7. A byway is a road that connects <ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their land </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Grant Wood Scenic Byway NOTE: Scenic byway designation does NOT change or alter the jurisdiction of the road.
  9. 9. Grant Wood Scenic Byway
  10. 10. Byways are also… <ul><ul><li>Roads with a STORY to tell. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateways to UNIQUE adventures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paths to Iowa’s history & culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thoroughfares for travelers seeking an authentic experience. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. RESOURCES Byways are about…
  12. 12. THE SIX INTRINSIC QUALITIES <ul><ul><li>Scenic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archaeological </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Byways are about… STORIES
  14. 14. Byways are about… VISITORS
  15. 15. Byways are about… PROMOTION
  16. 16. The byway project is   YOU
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small & large communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories and interpretation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Pride  </li></ul></ul>A program of...
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Community Pride & Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility for grant funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local and regional partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities working together </li></ul></ul>Scenic Byway Benefits
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>It starts with YOU... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your stories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your communities' goals, visions and dreams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your leadership </li></ul></ul></ul>What now?
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Good planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals, Objectives and Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community involvement and participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solid relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality communication </li></ul></ul>A successful byway...
  21. 21. A REALLY successful byway... Responsibility To your neighbors,  your resources,  your land and  your stories.
  22. 22. BREAK TIME
  23. 23. Corridor Management Plan <ul><li>Big Questions </li></ul>What is it? Why do it? How do we do it?
  24. 24. What is it? <ul><li>The Corridor Management Plan is a Grassroots* document, a roadmap for action. </li></ul><ul><li>* Developed at the local level by citizens </li></ul><ul><li>& stakeholders along the byway. </li></ul>
  25. 25. A Corridor Management Plan is NOT … <ul><li>Top-down land use regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Superseding local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Restricting private property rights </li></ul>
  26. 26. A Corridor Management Plan is NOT … <ul><li>Mandated regulations </li></ul><ul><li>DOT or federal government regulation of land use outside the roadway right-of-way </li></ul><ul><li>New taxes </li></ul>Will someone tell us what color to paint our barn? NO!!
  27. 27. Corridor Management Plan IS: <ul><li>A planning guide to balance </li></ul>preservation & promotion of the byway.
  28. 28. A Corridor Management Plan IS <ul><li>A Byway Inventory of: </li></ul><ul><li>LOCAL wishes & worries </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Special qualities </li></ul>
  29. 29. Why Write It? <ul><li>Declares a mission </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrates vision and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines tasks </li></ul>A Living Document The CMP is this byway’s roadmap to success!
  30. 30. When do we do it? <ul><li>Start Now! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep going! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ALIVE!! </li></ul>
  31. 31. What to include? CMPs should be unique for every byway!
  32. 32. What to Document… <ul><li>The Vision </li></ul><ul><li>A Byway Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>A plan of action </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities </li></ul>
  33. 33. FIVE questions: <ul><li>Current conditions? </li></ul><ul><li>Goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete objectives & strategies? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Remember… <ul><li>Your CMP is about QUALITY not QUANTITY </li></ul>
  35. 35. Who to Include? <ul><li>Communities along the byway </li></ul><ul><li>All stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Partner organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Related experts </li></ul>Development is as much about PROCESS as it is PRODUCT !
  36. 36. Community involvement: <ul><li>All communities </li></ul><ul><li>Common Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Buy-in & support </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul>
  37. 37. It’s written; NOW WHAT? <ul><li>Refer to it often </li></ul><ul><li>Use it as guidance for byway efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Share it with your partners </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it as a “living document” </li></ul><ul><li>But most of all…. </li></ul>Don’t let it SIT on the SHELF gathering DUST!
  38. 38. Who puts the plan into action? <ul><li>“ Even if you are on the right track, </li></ul><ul><li>you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Will Rogers </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>Please share your comments & questions? </li></ul>

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