Wayne County seeks all input for Wayne Onward

By Beverly Keller
The Budget

Wayne County Commissioners want to know what the population sees as their vision for the area for the next 20 years for inclusion in “Wayne Onward.”

“This is going to be an update that will serve as a long-term guide for the future of Wayne County,” explained Director of Wayne County’s Planning Department, Trevor Hunt of “Wayne Onward.” “It will cover a range of topics and is aimed to help manage change in the county while preserving what makes it special.”

There are several workshops planned to help gather information for “Wayne Onward.” “Everyone who lives and works in Wayne County is encouraged to attend,” Hunt said. “Four workshops are scheduled over the course of two days. All the workshops are identical sessions, so please choose the location that is convenient for you.”

He noted that workshops will be highly interactive and designed to allow participants to provide ideas to help shape the plan. A brief presentation on the planning process followed by small group work, during which participants will be asked to share their thoughts through discussion and a mapping exercise.

“The input gathered, along with technical analysis, will be used to develop a vision and specific, implementable action items that County agencies and organizations can pursue,” Hunt said. “We want our plan to incorporate everyone’s vision for the future, so we hope we get many people across the County to participate. This is a special opportunity for our community to share big ideas for Wayne County.”

Sessions are November 13 at Schmid Hall, Orrville; November 13 at Waynedale High School, Apple Creek; November 15 at Northwestern High, West Salem; November 15 at Triway High School, Wooster. All sessions are from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This story originally appeared in the October 31, 2018 edition of The Budget. For more news, pick up a copy of this week’s edition available Wednesdays at area retailers. Better yet, subscribe and the news will be delivered to you each week. For more information, call us at 330-852-4634.