Turning Vision Into Action

The Brewster Vision workshops in late June produced a treasure trove of information about what people value most about the town, what the challenges are, and the town’s direction into the future. The Vision Advisory Group has poured over the information to identify the most common themes—the building blocks for the vision—and goals for each of them. The building blocks include community character, open space, housing, the local economy, coastal management, water resources, governance, and community infrastructure. Now is the time to turn that vision into proposals for action.

The next round of Vision workshops will focus on identifying actions to achieve those goals. Once again, the Vision Advisory Group invites the Brewster public to participate in a workshop to identify actions to achieve the vision for the town. As in the first workshops, the workshop will be offered at three different times, but the same format, so participants can choose the workshop that best accommodates their schedule.

Dates and times:

  • Saturday, October 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Location: Fellowship Hall, Brewster Baptist Church

Childcare will be available at the Brewster Baptist Church for the Saturday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 25th workshops. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 11th to Lynn St. Cyr, Brewster Planning Department, at lstcyr@brewster-ma.gov or 508-896-3701 ext. 1233, if you will require childcare. Please provide Lynn with the number of children who will be attending and their ages so that appropriate childcare arrangements can be made.

To prepare for the workshop, the Vision Advisory Group has commissioned a short summary paper for each building block. Written in non-technical terms, the papers are intended to provide basic information about the topic, without advocating a position. The summary papers will be available on the town website, at Town Hall, and at the Brewster Ladies Library.

Please come and identify actions to make Brewster the town we want it to be!

Please let Lynn St. Cyr (lstcyr@brewster-ma.gov or 508-896-3701 ext. 1233) know which workshop you will be attending.