Dozens of citizens and community leaders from all over Frankfort and Franklin County attended the Community Conversation on Tuesday at the old T Boat Marine Building located at 109 West Main Street. The building, rich with history and stories of Frankfort past, served as an ideal meeting location to discuss the future of Frankfort. It showed off the potential of the existing properties in Frankfort, and the transformation of just one single building as a result of hard work, dedication and perseverance. With more work still to be done, those changes can be seen on March 31st during an Open House event.
The community at large were also introduced to the consultants from Louisville-based CityVisions. The message brought to the group was that of inclusion, hope, and change. Everyone’s voice matters during the discussion of what the residents of Franklin County want in moving forward “post-Plaza Complex.” This gathering explained the upcoming “On The Table” event being held on March 28th (see below), as well as introduced new insight to what “could be” to change how Frankfort could potentially be viewed by others coming into our city. Many local groups, churches, and organizations will be hosting these round table discussions on this day. EVERYONE is welcomed to join a conversation and let their voice be heard. Unlike venting, ranting, debating and discussing ideas on social media, this one day conversation about Frankfort and Franklin County’s future will go towards navigating our way through the difficult process of moving forward as a community. If you haven’t registered yet for this discussion, please do. If you need to find someone hosting one of these discussions to join in on the conversation, we will do our best to list them as they become available.
The Bluegrass Community Foundation held a successful event like this in Lexington last year. We have posted a YouTube video below to give you an idea of what to expect.
When is On The Table?
• Wednesday, March 28, 2018
What is On The Table?
• One-day event for community conversation and reflection
• People gather around tables to talk in an informal setting
• Conversation starters are provided
• Feedback is captured
Who can participate?
• Anyone can host a table
• Anyone can join in a conversation
• Participation is free of charge
How can I get involved?
• Register to be a host or a guest at www.bgcf.org/onthetableFRANK
Where can I participate?
• Sign up to host and choose your own location
• Dozens of locations around the city and county will be available
• Find an open event near you at www.bgcf.org/onthetableFRANK
Why should I participate?
• Your input will inform:
■ Community investment and direction
■ Planning for city and county growth
■ The needs of rural communities and land use/preservation
■ We will share what is important to you with local decision makers
March 28th On The Table Hosts in Franklin County (so far)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct
Hosted by The Garden Club of Frankfort
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St
Choose from the following session times: 10:00 – 11:30 am, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, and 5:30 – 7:00 pm
3:00 – 4:00 pm – at the McClure Building, 306 W. Main Street, Suite 207