Neighborhood workshops June Eight-9 to debate out of doors recreation

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You are invited to attend a public community workshop on June 8-9, 2022 to discuss how Quincy can grow our outdoor leisure economy, revitalize our downtown area, and improve access to nature and economic opportunity for all residents.

Please join us to share your perspectives on what makes Quincy so special and your ambitions for the community. The workshop will result in a community driven action plan to help shape Quincy’s future. Participants are invited to attend one or both days of the workshop – we hope you can attend both!

When and where:

Day 1 OPENING COMMUNITY MEETING – Wednesday, June 8, 5:00pm-8:00pm, West End Theater, Downtown Quincy: This session will welcome participants, set the context for the project, provide inspirational case studies from other communities, and provide interactive Exercises to learn more about your values, vision, and goals for our community.

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Day 2 ACTION PLANNING – Thursday, June 9, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Fairgrounds, East Quincy: This will be an interactive day of collaboration through small group exercises, mapping our assets and brainstorming and planning actions to achieve community goals . Lunch is provided.

Register here: https://forms.gle/AHZr9ZCgSnHnaD5K8

Your opinion, expertise, experience and enthusiasm for Quincy will help make the workshop and action plan a success. We look forward to your participation and thank you for supporting the community! If you have any questions please contact Megan Mansfield, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship at 408.636.6754 or [email protected].

Local Host Committee: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship • Feather River Tourism Association • Plumas County • USDA Forest Service, Plumas National Forest • Quincy Chamber of Commerce • The Toy Store • Plumas Corporation • Plumas Arts • Gott Powersports

background

Quincy was selected to receive planning support through the federal Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the USDA Forest Service and the Northern Border Regional Commission. In partnership with a team of consultants and federal and state partners, our community will develop an action plan to strengthen Quincy’s outdoor recreation sector and revitalize our downtown area. The project will help us re-energize downtown Quincy, enhance the economic and business opportunity around outdoor recreation, better connect residents to hiking trails and the area’s other unparalleled natural assets, and ensure that the benefits of the growing recreation sector are sustainable and reach our residents. The local hosting committee (above) has been working on this effort, and we invite you to join the discussion on where we can go next together.

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The goals of this effort are:

  • Recreational Access: Support equal access to hiking trails and other outdoor recreation facilities for all Plumas County residents and visitors by addressing transportation needs, providing helpful information, and overcoming other barriers.

  • Tribal Collaboration: Work with tribal partners to enhance Maidu prospects and culture to promote outdoor recreation and tourism.

  • Downtown Quincy Revitalization and Connectivity: Increase the vibrancy of downtown Quincy and improve its connectivity to a variety of year-round recreational opportunities.

  • Business and Economic Development: Enable residents to build their livelihoods and prosperity through small business development, entrepreneurship, and the creation of quality jobs in outdoor recreation and related sectors.

  • Housing Development: Increase housing types and options, including affordable homes for sale and rent, to accommodate existing and new residents looking to live, thrive and recover in Plumas County.

Purpose and structure of the workshop

The purpose of the Rural Community Recovery Economics workshop is to bring together members of the Quincy community and regional, state and federal partners to create a community-driven plan of action that explores opportunities around asset-based economic development, conservation and Administration of the region uses rich natural, cultural and historical treasures. Over two days, the workshop participants will develop strategies for using these resources to strengthen the local economy. The workshop will include presentations on ongoing local efforts, case studies and promising practices from other communities, place creation and economic revitalization strategies, and more. On Day 2, most of the time is spent in small group discussions and exercises on community goals and concrete actions to achieve them.

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Who should attend

Both days are open to everyone in the community who is interested in exchanging perspectives and providing impetus for the above goals. Participants could include: residents of Plumas County; elected officials; Plumas County employees; public and private landowners and managers; local business owners and entrepreneurs; regional economic development, travel and tourism guides; nonprofit leaders and volunteers from chambers of commerce, recreation, conservation, arts, history and culture organizations; school and educational leaders; faith-based and church leaders; children, young people and representatives of youth organizations; and anyone else who would like to learn more about and engage with these topics!