City of Lee’s Summit Community Input
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Priority of inclusive events Would like to see big names perform in LS o Venue? City funding? City community volunteers City marketing/promotion events Strategic planning – more City recreational/cultural sites LS City performing arts center and cultural arts center o Needs to happen o Slated for downtown already? o Partner with local businesses? Support for City-wide, neighborhood-based events/activities (potlucks, garage sales, etc.) Block parties Public meeting space Create something similar to Independence City Market (2 checkmarks) Small performance space o Don’t need large performance space (HS auditorium, John Knox Village, etc. is enough) Better transportation o To take advantage of getting people to events Bring back concerts at City Hall instead of Legacy Downtown performance space (3 checkmarks) Look at underutilized private/public space Social media Kid and family-friendly events Proactive support and voice for all of our arts community Expand role of cultural arts position Collaboration with schools and libraries Art scholarships Art activities and classes Financial and promotional support for the arts Look for funding sources o Bed Tax? o Earmarked for arts o Block grants
Inclusive Community Engagement
Create a healthy and balanced community for all voices. What does inclusive community engagement look like in Lee’s Summit? • Representative makeup for hiring and general representation • Collaborative information • Demographic opportunity • Highlight opportunity for engagement • Everyone’s voice is heard The Novak Consulting Group Strengthening organizations from the inside out.