Community leaders, entrepreneurs and Adirondack citizens will gather in Old Forge for the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Forum on Tuesday, July 19, to discuss constructive ways to enhance the quality of life in communities across the region.
This year’s forum will focus on the building blocks for community success. Topics include regional response to changing demographics, improving community health and wellness, and women in leadership.
The Forum assembles engaged residents from across the Adirondack Park and the North Country for one day each year to talk about strategies and actions that aim to create a viable future for the region.
In recent years, the forum has produced real results, including the Adirondack Futures scenario work led by Jim Herman and Dave Mason, as well as last year’s updated Blueprint for the Blue Line, a set of legislative priorities for the Adirondack Park for 2015 and beyond.
This year’s theme is “Building Blocks for Adirondack Community Success.” The bulk of the agenda is dedicated to work-group sessions featuring topics selected through community surveys:
● Responding to/Leveraging Changing Demographics
● Recreation Needs and Opportunities
● What is the role of the Adirondack Park Agency in the 21st century?
● Capitalizing on the Park’s Resources to Leverage Economic Investment
● Improving Community Health & Wellness
● Climate Change: Infrastructure and Economic Adaptation
● Community Distributed Power Generation in the Adirondack Park
● Women in Adirondack Leadership Positions
The forum will conclude with comments by state lawmakers.
The 2016 CGA Forum will take place at View, 3273 NY-28, in Old Forge. Registration is $35, and $25 for students; cost includes coffee and lunch.
To register, visit Adirondack North Country Association’s website. For more information about registration, contact Jake Vennie-Vollrath at (518) 891-6200 or [email protected]
Media inquiries can be directed to ANCA Communications and Development Director Caitlin Wargo at (518) 891-6200 or [email protected], or Adirondack Foundation Communications Officer Chris Morris at (518) 523-9904 or [email protected]
Photo of Common Ground Alliance group shot 2015 provided.