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.
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.
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.
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.