The theme for the 2020 Common Ground Alliance Forum will be Attracting a New Generation of Residents to the Adirondacks. We have selected this theme because we realize that – with aging populations – Adirondack communities face a serious demographic challenge, and we have heard time and again that community vitality is a common-ground issue that we need to be proactive to address. We are pleased to be working with the Northern Forest Center who will help us guide this year’s discussions. The Center plans to utilize the results of the forum to shape a strategy for communities to position themselves for future population stability and growth.
This year the Common Ground Alliance will come to you. Due to current guidelines for safe social distancing and the uncertainties around Covid-19, CGA will gather virtually for this year’s forum July 14-15 with sessions each morning. A separate convening will happen at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 where the conclusions of Forum conclusions will be presented.
Through a series of live video sessions, presentations, and small group discussions, we will strive to create a Forum that is meaningful, social, and interactive. The forum will feature interrelated sessions and result in action items for the region, communities, and participants.
Speakers and further schedule details will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information, go to https://commongroundadk.org/forum/
This looks cool, wish I could participate! I am reaching out regarding registration. However, many young people that are still fortunate enough to have work also don’t have a lot of flexibility for a morning week day session. 🙁
But anyway, I hope the group gets input from younger folks! Good luck and best wishes for an excellent series of discussions.