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Community Action Team Materials

The Community Action Teams (CATs) are groups of citizens that have volunteered to examine one of six different systems, or topical groups, that sustain the Monroe Community, with an emphasis on resilience. These systems are (1) Access and Transportation, (2) Business and Economy, (3) Buildings and Neighborhoods, (4) Agriculture and Food, (5) Human and Social, and (6) Natural and Environmental. CAT members will meet 3 times in the months of May and June 2013.

1st Gathering – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CAT Discussion Goals:  Build a reasonably complete picture or inventory of community assets within that given category. Then, develop a clear representation and description of the linkages or lack of linkages between these assets.

       CAT Discussion Notes

       Overarching Themes

2nd Gathering – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CAT Discussion Goals:  Building on the asset inventory and linkages developed at the first gathering, identify and consider threats to each system, identifying weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Then, develop a listing of ideas and options for improving the system’s resilience to the threats identified.

       CAT Discussion Notes

3rd Gathering – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CAT Discussion Goals:  Building on the discussions and information developed in the first two gatherings, create a detailed description of broad community responses and specific innovations CAT members want developed in the short term, mid-range and long term. Then, break down those responses and innovations into a series of recommended community goals and tasks for consideration by the Community Planning Committee.

        CAT Discussion Notes

4th Gathering – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013

CAT Discussion Goals:  Starting from where you left off at the third meeting, complete a detailed list of objectives and tasks for each of the recommended community goals. The final product will be presented for consideration by the Community Planning Committee.

        CAT Discussion Notes

        Final CAT Report

This page last updated on 8/12/2013.

Project Service Providers:LIAACommunity Foundation of Monroe CountyMichigan Municipal LeagueMichigan Townships AssociationMichigan Association of PlanningUniversity of Michigan