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City of Lee’s Summit Community Input

Response Category Reflect Community Values

Number of Responses 6

Respondents suggested that cultural and recreational opportunities provide settings in which residents can come together in common spaces for shared experiences. Comments often mentioned these events or programs as opportunities to connect with others to foster a sense of community. The second most frequently mentioned benefit was a general belief that cultural art and recreation opportunities improve the quality of life in the community. Others commented that cultural arts and recreation opportunities attract visitors and new residents, attract new businesses to the community, and help define the values of the community. Participants were further asked how the City could better support existing programs of this nature. Fiftyfour comments were offered in response to this question. Those suggestions most often mentioned are included in the below table. Table 11: Top Responses to the Question: How could currently available cultural arts and recreation programs in Lee’s Summit be better supported?

Response Category Marketing Events Engagement Financial Support

Number of Responses 12 9 8 7

Respondents commented that the City could improve efforts to market available programs and activities. Others commented that the City could provide additional events such as art festivals or community races. Suggestions to better engage community groups were also commonly offered, as were comments to provide additional funding to cultural and recreation programming through increased sponsorships or City funding. Additional response categories mentioned the need for a public venue to provide cultural arts and recreation programming. Community participants were also asked what, if any, specific opportunities they observed that could allow the City to support local cultural arts and recreation amenities. A total of 40 suggestions were offered in response to this question. The types of comments most frequently offered are summarized in the following table. Table 12: Top Responses to the Question: What opportunities do you see for the City to support local cultural arts and recreation amenities?

Response Category Performance Venue Events Marketing Public Spaces

Number of Responses 8 7 5 5

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Ignite! Your ideas. Our future. Community Input  

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