More than 150 attend the initial Listening & Learning Workshop

By November 10, 2016News

On Monday November 7, nearly 150 people turned out to kick off the Envision Loudoun Listening & Learning workshops at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. The workshop began as participants listened to a brief welcome from Planning and Zoning Director Ricky Barker. Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Raplph Bouna set the tone for the evening with a message thanking attendees for their time, energy and ideas, but also ensuring them that the vision for Loudoun County is established in workshops such as these

In tables of ten, groups spent the majority of the meeting sharing ideas on the “best opportunities to make Loudoun County an even better community in the future.” Groups voiced hundreds of comments spanning widely varying categories. Themes addressing transportation, housing, and parks and open space were commonly shared.

Meeting attendees turned out from across the county. This was indicated by a large wall map where participants were asked to place a blue sticker on their home and a red sticker on their work. The map will re-appear at each community meeting to show the range of participation in the process. Make sure to attend one and add your stickers.

The Planning Team will continue to host Listening and Learning Workshops throughout Loudoun the week of November 14, with three options for participants:

Monday, November 14, 2016 6:30 – 8:00PM
The Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive, Sterling, VA 20166

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:30 – 8:00PM
Clarion Inn Historic Leesburg
1500 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:30 – 8:00PM
J Michael Lunsford Middle School
26020 Ticonderoga Rd, Chantilly, VA 20152

A meeting has also been scheduled for December 8th at the Cascades Senior Center at 21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling

Don’t miss out,, come out and share your vision for our county at a location convenient to you and help shape our future!